NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 112080058 Page 1 of 1 2 We received an allegation that a PI 1 might have submitted duplicate research proposals to NSF and another federal agency. 3 We compared the objectives and work descriptions in the PI's NSF proposal and the proposal submitted to the other agency, using plagiarism detection software. The proposals contained significant overlapping text regarding project objectives. However, the proposals contained minimal overlap regarding work descriptions. We found no issues with the PI's NSF award, which was active prior to his award from the other agency. Therefore, NSF was not victimized by research duplication. Accordingly, our investigation is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2012-11-30.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)