Scientific plagiarism is a global phenomenon, also prominent in the United States. Most of the scientific plagiarism in the United States has been noticed and identified in the American higher learning institutes, public and private universities. The statutory body to combat scientific misconduct in the United States is the Office of Research Integrity.
In academic settings
- Ohio University had a plagiarism crisis in the 2000s when severe plagiarism in MS theses was discovered. This resulted in the firing of tenured professors Drs. Gunasekara and Mehta of the Mechanical Engineering Department and multiple institutional changes. Plagiarism included that by current professor at Miami University 
- Ohio State University revoked Elisabeth Nixon's PhD in anthropology due to plagiarism.
- Leo Paquette (chemistry) plagiarized material from a NIH grant application and knowingly submitted falsified evidence to disprove an accusation of plagiarizing an NSF grant application.
- University of Colorado investigating committee found Ethnic Studies professor and activist Ward Churchill guilty of multiple counts of plagiarism, fabrication, and falsification. After the Chancellor recommended Churchill's dismissal to the Board of Regents, Churchill was fired on 24 July 2007.
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[The NSF and Paquette] have apparently agreed to a legally binding settlement, in which Paquette excludes himself from receiving any federal funding for the next 2 years, while NSF agrees not to issue a finding of scientific misconduct. ... The university's chemistry department, however, considers the plagiarism charge insignificant, saying that Paquette's actions "could be considered sloppy, but do not constitute plagiarism by most definitions.
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