Saturday, March 9, 2013

Carl Elliot Puts Money on the Table...

Who's faking it, Mr. Rotenberg?

I am a little surprised that Dr. Elliot feels that he has to offer to pay for information requested under the freedom of information act. A few years ago any fees were waived by Georgia Tech when I asked them to provide data concerning the Sainfort/Jacko affair. They were most cooperative and responded very quickly to my requests - a model we should perhaps follow at a transparent university like Minnesota?

Should anyone need a pdf of the following letter it is available on ScribD.

Carl Elliott
N504 Boynton
410 Church Street
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis MN 55455-0346
Susan McKinney
Records Manager
University of Minnesota
Records and Information Management
360 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-2006

Fax: 612-626-9475
March 9, 2013

Dear Ms. McKinney: 

Pursuant to the state open records act, I request access to and copies of the “evaluation to consent” forms for all subjects in the following research studies conducted at the University of Minnesota:  
“Comparison of Atypicals in First Episode Psychosis” or CAFÉ Study, Principal Investigator Stephen Olson 

(NCT00034892) and “Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness” or CATIE Study, Principal Investigator Stephen Olson (NCT00014001.)

I understand that subject identifiers will be redacted. 

I will pay up to $1000.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. 
Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Carl Elliott

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