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Science  08 May 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6491, pp. 567-568
DOI: 10.1126/science.368.6491.567

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On 21 May, a systems engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology expects to learn her punishment for mishandling a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that supported her research. How Eva Lee wound up before U.S. District Judge Steve Jones is a cautionary tale about how scientists can face serious consequences for not following rules that govern federal grants—even if their institutions are responsible for ensuring that those grants are properly managed. The judge's sentence, which follows her guilty plea in December 2019 to providing false information to NSF, is likely to trigger a review by Georgia Tech officials that could lead to her dismissal.

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