NIH GUIDE, Volume 25, Number 43, December 13, 1996


P.T. 34


  Ethics/Values in Science & Technol 

  Grants Administration/Policy+ 


Department of Health and Human Services


Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

has made a final finding of scientific misconduct in the following



Yi Li, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign:  Based upon an

investigation conducted by the University of Illinois, Urbana-

Champaign, information obtained by the Office of Research Integrity

(ORI) during its oversight review, and Mr. Li's own admission, ORI

found that Yi Li, while a candidate for a Ph.D. degree in the

Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,

engaged in scientific misconduct by fabricating an experimental study

and results for research represented in an abstract prepared for

submission for presentation at a national meeting.  The research was

supported by a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA),

National Institutes of Health (NIH).


The fabricated abstract and results addressed an electrophysiological

study of the behavioral correlates for long-term potentiation in the

motor cortex of the central nervous system of freely moving rats.


Mr. Li has accepted the ORI finding and has entered into a Voluntary

Exclusion Agreement with ORI in which he has voluntarily agreed, for

the three year period beginning November 18, 1996:


(1) to exclude himself from serving in any advisory capacity to the

Public Health Service (PHS), including but not limited to service on

any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or

as a consultant; and


(2) that any institution that submits an application for PHS support

for a research project on which the respondent's participation is

proposed or which uses the respondent in any capacity on PHS

supported research must concurrently submit a plan for supervision of

his duties.  The supervisory plan must be designed to ensure the

scientific integrity of the respondent's research contribution.  The

institution must submit a copy of the supervisory plan to ORI.


The fabricated abstract was not submitted and has not been published

or used in any grant applications.




For further information, contact:


Acting Director, Division of Research Investigations

Office of Research Integrity

5515 Security Lane, Suite 700

Rockville, MD  20852

Telephone:  (301) 443-5330



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