Intellectual Theft

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-05-08.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

                                                     NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                                                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
                                                        OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS

                                               CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM

Case Number: 1-16-0115-0                                                                     Page 1 of 1

                We received an allegation 1 of plagiarism in an NSF Proposal (Proposal 12) authored by a
         PI3 (Subject!) and co-PI4 (Subject2). We checked Proposall with our plagiarism software. Our
         review revealed a small amount of copied text from three sources, not quoted or attributed. A
         scan of two other proposals (Proposal2 5 and Proposal3 6) revealed no inappropriately copied text.

                We concluded the matter did not warrant a full investigation and sent both Subjects a
         questionable research practices letter reminding them of the importance of diligent attribution of

                   This case is closed with no further action taken.

NSF OIG Fann 2 (11/02)