NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 112100078 Page 1 of 1 Small businesses certify in their proposals for SBIR Phase I or II awards that they have adequate facilities to conduct the research they propose. This investigation was opened from a proactive review 1 to determine the adequacy of the facilities that a company2 represented in its proposa.Is. 3 In this case, it appeared the company did not have the facilities as described in the proposals. Also, the PI4 on two of the awards 5 appeared to be a full time employee of other institutions while she was the PI on those awards. We verified the research was being conducted by the company in leased incubator research space. We also determined the PI was not the same person listed as staff in the other institutions during the award period. This case is closed with no further action taken. 2 4 5 NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-04-07.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)