NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: I-17-0058-O Page 1 of 1 Our office received an allegation that a PI1 and a Co-PI2 submitted a Proposal 3 containing material plagiarized from a previously awarded NSF proposal 4 and its earlier declined version 5 (Source Proposals). Our review found that the Proposal did contain a small amount of copied text, that the text was copied from a source other than the Source Proposals, that no material was copied from other sources, and that there was no copied text in other NSF proposals the PI or Co- PI submitted. 6 Given the de minimis amount of copied text, we sent both the PI and Co-PI questionable research practice letters, reminding them of their responsibilities regarding appropriate citations. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken. 1 2 3 4 5 6 NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-07-06.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)