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Provost presents update on investigation

MIT Provost L. Rafael Reif recently updated the faculty on the Institute's ongoing efforts regarding an allegation of research misconduct concerning members of the technical staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

The U.S. Department of Defense's investigation into the questions left open by MIT's inquiry into the allegation is now fully under way, Reif wrote in a letter sent to faculty and Lincoln Laboratory staff on Friday, May 19.

Reif also informed the faculty that the ad hoc panel appointed in October 2005 to examine the factors that have delayed resolution of this matter has submitted its report. The report identifies 16 factors that complicated the resolution of this allegation, and it presents findings and recommendations.

The report is available to the community online as a PDF.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 24, 2006 (download PDF).

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