Closeout of M90110047 1990 by It concern . . a published paper into a proposal he was submitting to NSF. Although he had cited the paper, he had not indicated that he was copying nearly word for word. OIG regarded this as a minor case because the source was otherwise carefully cited and the extent of the copying was very limited. In other situations, however, verbatim copying without acknowledgment is a serious matter that causes strong protests. The issue was resolved by a telephone conversation with the subject in which the conventions for citation were,discussed. He said that the offense was inadvektent and in the future he will be more careful. OIG considers this a satisfactory resolution of the case and has decided not to pursue it further. Copy: Inspector General 3" P & ? I Assistant Inspector General for Oversight
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1990-03-13.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)