NSF OIG

Assessing Intent in Verbatim Plagiarism Investigations: The NSF OIG's CPI Approach

Every six months, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General (OIG) releases its Semiannual Report to Congress. Each report contains information on the OIG’s audits and review, and investigations, including research misconduct investigations. The federal definition of research misconduct includes data falsification and fabrication, and plagiarism.

NSF OIG Recent Research Misconduct Investigations Detailed in September 2015 Semiannual Report to Congress

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released its September 2015 Semiannual Report to Congress. The report contains information on a series of research misconduct investigations, starting on page 29.

March 2015 NSF OIG Semiannual Report Details Recent Research Misconduct Investigations

In the March 2015 Semiannual Report to Congress, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports on a series of misconduct investigations, involving data falsification and fabrication, and plagiarism (starting on page 26).

As part of their audit activities, the NSF OIG ran 8,000 proposals awarded by NSF in FY2011 through plagiarism detection software.  As a result, the NSF OIG opened 34 plagiarism investigations; to-date, 10 have resulted in findings of research misconduct.

NSF OIG Reports on Research Misconduct Investigations

In its September 2014 Semiannual Report to Congress, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports on a series of misconduct investigations, involving data falsification and fabrication, and plagiarism (starting on page 25).  The report details plagiarism in NSF proposals from Maine to Florida to California.

NSF OIG Reports on Research Misconduct Investigations

In the March 2014 Semiannual Report to Congress, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspe

NSF OIG Describes Importance of Accurate Information in Biosketches and Letters of Collaboration/Support

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Office of Inspector General (OIG) describes the importance of accurate information in biosketches and letters of collaboration or support in its latest semiannual report (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/oig13002/oig13002.pdf).

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