SLP - Independent Reports and Plagiarism

Finn Kelvin made this Freedom of Information request to University of Glasgow

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Dear University of Glasgow,

There is an inference of plagiarism relating to independent reports related to the SLP.

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/sl...

Were any independent reports relating to the review of IT student services prior to the SMG meeting in June 2007 subject to a plagiarism checking programme?

For each occurrence, please supply:

a) The title of the report and if relevant the version number.

b) The date on which the IPSC or its members were alerted to the plagiarism check.

c) A copy of the output from the plagiarism checking application.

Yours faithfully,

Finn Kelvin

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Kelvin,

Further to your Freedom of Information request, dated 25th November 2011 timed 16:00 hours, please find letter of acknowledgement attached.

You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

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Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

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GU Eyes left an annotation ()

A reliable source told us that there were a number of email exchanges about this plagiarism.

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

Dear Mr Kelvin,

We apologise for the delay in responding to your FOISA request noted above which is due by 28 December 2011.

We are presently collating a response to your request and will contact you as soon as this has been completed. Please be advised the University will be closed from 23 December 2011 until 04 January 2012.

Yours sincerely


Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Email: [University of Glasgow request email]

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Kelvin,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 25 November 2011 timed 16:00 hours.

You will find that the University's response to your information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer by clicking on to the following URL:

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

Finn Kelvin left an annotation ()

Sir Humphrey would be proud. "One of the reports did not correctly reference extracts from other sources."

So one of the reports was plagiarised after all.