45 CFR 689.5 - Initial NSF handling of misconduct matters.
(a) NSF staff who learn of alleged misconduct will promptly and discreetly inform OIG or refer informants to OIG.
(b) The identity of informants who wish to remain anonymous will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law or regulation.
(c) If OIG determines that alleged research misconduct involves potential civil or criminal violations, OIG may refer the matter to the Department of Justice.
(1) Inform the awardee institution of the alleged research misconduct and encourage it to undertake an inquiry;
(2) Defer to inquiries or investigations of the awardee institution or of another Federal agency; or
(e) If OIG proceeds with its own inquiry it will normally complete the inquiry no more than 90 days after initiating it.
Title 45 published on 2012-10-01
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