DARPA Restoring Active Memory (RAM) Project Voluntary Human Test Subject Informed Consent (Executive Office of Health and Human Services)

Karl Pensworth filed this request with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services of Massachusetts.
Multi Request DARPA Restoring Active Memory (RAM) Project Voluntary Human Test Subject Informed Consent
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From: Karl Pensworth


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all available records pertaining to the DARPA Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program, co-operative agreement: N66001-14-2-4032 and/or any, all, or any combination of the following National Institute of Health and National Science Foundation grant codes:

NIH R01 NS099348
NSF BCS-1441502
NSF BCS-1631550

In particular, please provide:

1) The Statement of Work/Scope on each sub-program or full contract with each contract-awardee or winning offeror company or institution, and the full Statement of Work included with each contract;
2) Complete Documentation of Informed Consent from all human subjects utilized by or involved with this program in any way, including:
2. a) The FWA (Federal Wide Assurance) signed off by the Office of Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services.
2. b) Detailed Informed Consent documents including lists of consenting human subjects, specific information provided to human subjects, and signed documents from human subjects attesting to Informed Consent.
2. c) Any additional internal CIA document assuring compliance with the Common Rule signed off by the Institutional Review Board involved.
2. d) All affirmations of Compliance Oversight from the Office of Human Subject Research Protections.
2. e) All Waivers of Consent from the Secretary of Defense or any other federal agency, as applicable, including the full reasons for these waivers.
3) Complete Documentation with precise details on Location and Field of Operation where scientific instruments and/or weapons are being utilized or tested, "wittingly" or "unwittingly," overtly or covertly, on human beings--namely US immigrants, citizens or any individuals present in the USA whether temporarily or permanently, currently or formerly.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Karl Pensworth

From: Executive Office of Health and Human Services

?Dear Mr. Pensworth,

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is acknowledging receipt of your public records request (PRR) which was originally submitted directly to Sharon Torgerson on October 14, 2019. Sharon Torgerson's last day of employment at EOHHS was June 5, 2019. EOHHS received your PRR on June 15, 2020 and began collecting potentially responsive records. At this time, we will continue to proceed with your PRR dated June 15, 2020.

In the future, please submit all PRRs directly to the EOHHS Record Access Officer at EHS.RAO@state.ma.us, or through the following link: https://www.mass.gov/forms/submit-a-eohhs-public-records-request.

Please contact at your earliest convenience me if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Alex deBlieck

Alexander D. deBlieck?
Public Records Paralegal
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
One Ashburton Place, Room 1109
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: (617) 573-1705
Alexander.deBlieck@massmail.state.ma.us????

From: Executive Office of Health and Human Services

?Dear Mr. ????Pensworth?,

Attached please find EOHHS's response to your public records request.
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Sincerely, ?
Alex

Alexander D. deBlieck?
Public Records Paralegal
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
One Ashburton Place, Room 1109
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: (617) 573-1705
Alexander.deBlieck@massmail.state.ma.us?????

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