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 text. This case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Fann 2 (11/02)
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)