|Submitted||July 11, 2012|
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
What was the initial development cost of the National Institutes of Health sponsored ClinicalTrials.gov website and web application from September 1998 to February 2000 (source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/ctbuilt.html)?
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. 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.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 20 business days, as the statute requires.
July 16, 2012
DEPT MR 1471
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205
Re: FOI Case No. 40252
Dear Mr. Law:
This acknowledges your July 16, 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request addressed to Robert Eckert. You requested a copy of the initial development cost of the National Institutes of Health sponsored ClinicalTrials.gov website and web application from September 1998 to February 2000.
We have queried the National Library of Medicine's Office of the Director. If any documents responsive to your request are located, they will be reviewed for releasability, and all releasable information will be sent to you. We will do everything possible to comply with your request in a timely manner. Please feel free to call me on (301) 496-6308 for additional information or to inquire about the status of your request.
Provisions of the FOIA allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request. We shall charge you for records in accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services FOIA Regulations as they apply to news media requesters; i.e., you will be charged for duplication at 10-cents per page although the first 100 pages are free; there is no charge for search or review time. If there are any fees associated with processing this request, you will be sent an invoice with our final response.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 11, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.