Closeout for M99020015 On @ February 1999, a program officer1informed us that a reviewe? had expressed concern about the claim in a publication that the work had been supported by NSF funds. The reviewer believed that the PI did not have support from NSF while the work was being conducted, and the claim was false. However, the program officer told us that the PI had an earlier NSF award and that she had received notice h r n the PI that the work had been submitted to a journal3 and that the PI planned to acknowledge partial NSF support.4 The program officer informed us of this matter because the reviewer had ostensibly made an allegation of a false claim. Although we have pursued false publication claims as issues of misconduct in science, the program manager and we agreed that this was clearly a management issue. We recommended that the program officer tell the reviewer about the information the PI had provided. The program officer did so. This matter is closed. Cc: Integrity, IG
Falsification in Proposal/Progress Rpt
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1999-02-19.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)