NSF investigates grant proposals for plagiarism

03/13/2013 | ScienceMag.org

Nearly 100 cases of possible plagiarism have been discovered in National Science Foundation grants that have been funded in the last year, according to the agency's inspector general. The number of "substantive allegations of misconduct associated with NSF proposals and awards ... has more than tripled in the past 10 years, as has the number of findings of research misconduct," Inspector General Allison Lerner said at a congressional hearing.

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