Observations from NSF Plagiarism Investigations and Strategies to Prevent Plagiarism

This webinar discusses a multi-year study on research misconduct completed by the NSF’s Office of Inspector General and how researchers utilize strategies to avoid plagiarism.

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About this Webinar

The National Science Foundation Office of Inspector General reviewed 134 plagiarism cases involving 137 researchers against whom NSF made findings of research misconduct. The goal of this webinar is to provide insight into plagiarism as it relates to NSF-funded research and to offer plagiarism prevention strategies to educational institutions based on our experience investigating plagiarism allegations.

This webinar discusses the findings of our review including the most common reasons the researchers gave for their plagiarism. Strategies for plagiarism prevention that institutions should consider implementing in the areas of institutional culture, training, support, and document submission are also discussed.

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Release Date: May 25, 2023

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Compliance Professionals, Faculty, IRB Chairs, IRB Members, Postdocs, Research Staff, Researchers, Students (Undergraduate & Graduate)

Organizational Subscription Price: Included as part of an annual subscription to our All Access Webinar Package
Independent Learner Price: $49 per person

Webinar Content

Observations from NSF Plagiarism Investigations and Strategies to Prevent Plagiarism

Presented by: Aliza Sacknovitz, PhD - National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the mission and operations of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and its Division of Research Integrity and Administrative Investigations.   
  • Detail NSF OIG’s observations regarding the researchers against whom NSF made research misconduct findings, their acts of plagiarism, their reasons for plagiarizing, and the actions NSF and their institutions took against them because of their actions. 
  • Consider institutional strategies to help prevent plagiarism. 

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ID (Language): 20871 (English)

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