Plagiarism (Verbatim)

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)

                                                  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.




NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)