Documentation of Informed Consent in Ongoing Neuroscience/Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research with Defense/Govt Funding, Using Directed-Energy Radiation Weapons/Devices on Human Subjects

Ramola Dharmaraj filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America.
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From: Ramola Dharmaraj

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

For all ongoing, currently-underway bio-medical, bio-behavioral, neuroscience, sociological, psychological, psychiatric or other scientific research/experimentation/clinical trial projects involving the use/effects of radiation, whether ionizing or non-ionizing, and therefore the use of radiology, and using "human subjects," whether classified or unclassified, covert or overt, "witting" or "unwitting;" and funded fully or partly by any Government agency such as an agency of Justice/Intelligence/Defense/Air Force/Navy/Special Ops, including but not limited to DARPA, DIA, CIA, NSA, DHS, FBI, and being run either jointly with a Justice/Defense/Intelligence agency or contractor or separately, at research institutions, hospitals, medical centers, and Universities studying any of the following, for any purpose whatsoever:

1) Physical or mental or neurological or psychological disease onset and/or progression and/or outcomes/effects involving any human organ/any part of the human anatomy--whether cancer, COPD, macular degeneration, arthritis,osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, liver disease, depression, schizophrenia, or any other disease or medical/psychological condition/syndrome whatsoever;
2) Human bio-effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation--such as radio and microwave frequencies, scalar waves, and sonic/ultrasonic waves;
3) The use of radiology/genetics/radiogenetics/histology/pathology to determine tissue/gene/plasma/cell degradation due to the application of radio-frequencies;
4) Human bio-effects of directed-energy weapons;
5) Human bio-effects of Radio Frequency neurotechnology or neuroweaponry;
6) Human bio-effects of nanotechnology, and/or radio frequency RFID nanotechnology, and/or MEM (microelectricmechanical) systems
7) Human behavioral effects on individuals and groups of covert or overt military/ civilian PsyOps or psychological/behavioral stimuli;
8) Human behavioral effects on individuals, groups, and networks of Artificial Intelligence-created, run, or controlled scenarios;

Please Provide:

a) A list of all such research projects, naming both the project, research institution, and source of funding.
b) The complete contract including the Statement of Work with the researching institution or university detailing the research project in full, the Principal Investigators, and the exact methodology of research.
c) Documentation of the nature of classification or openness of the project, and information on whether human subjects are voluntary or involuntary, witting or unwitting, aware or unaware, informed or uninformed by means of actual and complete research project information actually being provided to them.
d)Documentation of Informed Consent from all "human subjects" being experimented on, to include lists of human subjects, and clear evidence of informed consent from each individual subject.
e)Documentation of Compliance with Informed Consent Rules such as the Belmont Report, to include Federal Wide Assurances signed by the Office of Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services, and other Assurances from Institutional Review Boards involved; with further information on the constitution and operation of the relevant IRB.
f) Documentation of Exemptions to Informed Consent, and detailed information as to the reason for the exemptions, and who grants the exemptions, and on what basis, in respect to which public statute or law.
g) Documention of Waivers to Informed Consent from the Secretary of the Department of Defense, if such exist, with specific reference to the public statute or law permitting such waivers.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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.

Sincerely,

Ramola Dharmaraj

From: Pressley, Margaret

RE: 2015-00539-FOIA-OS Ramola Dharmaraj MuckRock News
Department MR 16920 P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Dharmaraj:
This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated: March 27, 2015, concerning “Research/experimentation/clinical trial projects involving the use/effects of radiation, whether ionizing or non-ionizing involving DOD/CIA/NSA/FBI/DHS”.
It has been determined that the records you seek does not pertain to the Department of Health and Human Services.  Therefore we are closing your request.  You can submit your request to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), at
www.archives.gov (http://www.archives) .
Sincerely,
Margaret Pressley FOIA Specialist
Main Office Line:  202-690-7453

From: Ramola Dharmaraj

Dear Ms. Pressley,

I am writing to appeal your arbitrary decision to close my FOIA request without stated reason or cause, to reiterate my request, and to ask that you kindly re-evaluate your decision. Please let me know why you believe this issue needs to be referred to NARA instead?

Please note that I am Not asking for Past records, but for present and ongoing information, on current projects--"For all ongoing, currently-underway bio-medical, bio-behavioral, neuroscience, sociological, psychological, psychiatric or other scientific research/experimentation/clinical trial projects involving the use/effects of radiation, whether ionizing or non-ionizing, and therefore the use of radiology, and using "human subjects," whether classified or unclassified, covert or overt, "witting" or "unwitting;" and funded fully or partly by any Government agency such as an agency of Justice/Intelligence/Defense/Air Force/Navy/Special Ops, including but not limited to DARPA, DIA, CIA, NSA, DHS, FBI, and being run either jointly with a Justice/Defense/Intelligence agency or contractor or separately, at research institutions, hospitals, medical centers, and Universities."

I do not expect that this information will be held in the National Archives, since I am looking for very current information. Should you understand otherwise, kindly let me know why.

Two, I make this request to Health and Human Services because you are the foremost department that signs off on any biomedical/behavioral research project run with Government funding, and approves the use of human subjects in research via the Federal Wide Assurance process overseen by your Office of Human Subject Research Protections. It stands to reason that your Department would be responsible for ensuring ethical scientific practice and the clear obtaining of Informed Consent on all research projects and contracts run by any Government department. Please explain if this is not so, and why this is not so.

Three, this FOIA request is most vitally concerned with the issue of determining Informed Consent of human subjects, which is protected by the Nuremberg Code of Ethics and by US law. The bodily safety and security of every US citizen and resident is at stake here. This is a very serious matter and not one to be dismissed cursorily. Should Informed Consent not exist in any of the projects under discussion here, that would be a matter of intense public interest.

If Health and Human Services wishes to reject this FOIA request, I request that you kindly address all of the above and provide clear reason and justification for your action.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Ms. Ramola Dharmaraj

From: Daley, Garfield

RE: 2015-00539-FOIA-OS Ramola Dharmaraj
MuckRock News
Department MR 16920 P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819 Dear Dharmaraj: This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated: March 27, 2015 , concerningyour request on . We received “Research/experimentation/clinical trial projects involving the use/effects of radiation, whether ionizing or non-ionizing involving DOD/CIA/NSA/FBI/DHS” March 30, 2015 and are referring it to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for direct response to you. You may check on the status of your request with FDA at (301) 796-3900. Sincerely,
Garfield Daley
FOIA Specialist Main Office Line:  202-690-7453

From: PSC FOIA Request (PSC/AOP/FOIA)

Dear Requester,

Please see the attached document.

Thank you,

John Ivey

FOIA Analyst, Freedom of Information Act Services

Program Support Center
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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From: Daley, Garfield

RE: 2015-00539-FOIA-OS Ramola Dharmaraj
MuckRock News
Department MR 16920 P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819 Dear Dharmaraj: This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated: March 27, 2015 , concerningyour request on . We received “Research/experimentation/clinical trial projects involving the use/effects of radiation, whether ionizing or non-ionizing involving DOD/CIA/NSA/FBI/DHS” March 30, 2015 and are referring it to the HHS Program Support Center (PSC) for direct response to you. You may check on the status of your request with PSC at (301) 443-3403 or foiarequest@psc.hhs.gov. (mailto:foiarequest@psc.hhs.gov)
We apologize for indicating that the records are available at NARA.
Sincerely,
Garfield Daley
FOIA Specialist Main Office Line:  202-690-7453

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