CLOSEOUT FOR M96120043 This case came to OIG on December 16, 1996, when we received a letter from Dr. ( t h e complainant) alleging intellectual then in an NSF-supported article authored by Drs. f the (the first subject) and of the v e second subject). T h e m g e d htaa-lrnied credit for results that the compla&nt had developed and had communicated to the fust subject. According to the complainant, he had developed the results in response to the first subject's suggestion that he explore some anomalous findings that the subjects had reported in a previous paper of theirs. He had developed the results approximately five years before he contacted OIG. The complainant did not specify what research results the subjects allegedly misappropriated. Although the complainant repeatedly offered to provide documents that would clarify and substantiate his allegation, he failed to do so despite repeated requests from OIG. OIG concluded that it was not feasible to pursue this allegation in the absence of more specific information that only the complainant could provide. This inquiry is closed and no further action will be taken on this case. cc: Legal, AIGO, Acting IG Page 1 of 1 M96-43
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1998-09-08.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)