NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 1-17-0013-0 Page 1of1 We assessed an allegation of intellectual theft by a researcher with potential access to proposal information following merit review of an NSF proposal. Specifically, a PI 1 of an awarded NSF proposal2 alleged that another researcher, 3 who was a suggested reviewer for the NSF proposal, co-authored a recent publication4 about a custom software tool that was similar to a software tool developed as part of the NSF award. Our review of the matter determined there was no substance to the intellectual theft allegation. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-05-17.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)