DTRA Ebola samples and consent management A

Emmanuel Freudenthal filed this request with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records covering the time period December 1st 2013 to now.

I hereby request the following records:
1. A template of the consent forms signed by patients enrolled in Ebola vaccines and therapies clinical trials in the affected countries (i.e. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) and in possession of the DTRA. If you do not hold this document, please let me know where I can find this (institution and exact location within it)
2. A template of the consent form signed by the Ebola patients whose samples have been analysed in labs in the affected countries (e.g. in Moyamba and Lakka) and in possession of the DTRA. If you do not hold this document, please let me know where I can find this (institution and exact location within it)
3. the inventory of all the consent forms that have been signed, both for sample extraction and vaccine and therapies clinical trials, in the affected countries and in possession of the DTRA
4. The policies that DTRA follows to obtain consent of patients in the extraction of blood and other samples for medicinal or research purposes - both in the US and abroad.
5. the policy/document that DTRA follows to manage samples such as Ebola in order to keep them linked with their consent information, including in biobanks
6. A list of the origins of the samples processed in the DTRA labs in the affected countries (e.g. in Moyamba and Lakka). Or if that does not exist, the documents that came with each of the samples.

This request should be properly classified as a media request. I am a freelance investigative reporter covering covering East and Central Africa, with a particular focus on business, corruption, natural resources, land and social issues. I have a strong likelihood of publishing news articles based on information released in response to this request. I have previously been published in Le Monde Afrique, IRIN News, Sydney Morning Herald, African Arguments and others. If you have questions about my media classification, please let me know and I'm happy to address them.

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 filed electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not, and I would like text-searchable documents.

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.

Best regards,
Emmanuel Freudenthal

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records covering the time period December 1st 2013 to now.

I hereby request the following records:
1. A template of the consent forms signed by patients enrolled in Ebola vaccines and therapies clinical trials in the affected countries (i.e. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) and in possession of the DTRA. If you do not hold this document, please let me know where I can find this (institution and exact location within it)
2. A template of the consent form signed by the Ebola patients whose samples have been analysed in labs in the affected countries (e.g. in Moyamba and Lakka) and in possession of the DTRA. If you do not hold this document, please let me know where I can find this (institution and exact location within it)
3. the inventory of all the consent forms that have been signed, both for sample extraction and vaccine and therapies clinical trials, in the affected countries and in possession of the DTRA
4. The policies that DTRA follows to obtain consent of patients in the extraction of blood and other samples for medicinal or research purposes - both in the US and abroad.
5. the policy/document that DTRA follows to manage samples such as Ebola in order to keep them linked with their consent information, including in biobanks
6. A list of the origins of the samples processed in the DTRA labs in the affected countries (e.g. in Moyamba and Lakka). Or if that does not exist, the documents that came with each of the samples.

This request should be properly classified as a media request. I am a freelance investigative reporter covering covering East and Central Africa, with a particular focus on business, corruption, natural resources, land and social issues. I have a strong likelihood of publishing news articles based on information released in response to this request. I have previously been published in Le Monde Afrique, IRIN News, Sydney Morning Herald, African Arguments and others. If you have questions about my media classification, please let me know and I'm happy to address them.

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 filed electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not, and I would like text-searchable documents.

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.

Best regards,
Emmanuel Freudenthal

From:

Good Afternoon,

This is the same request that was submitted on December 5, 2017 and assigned case number as 18-017. (Please see the attached e-mail) I attached the acknowledgment letter to this e-mail in case you did not get it on Dec. 5, 2017.

Sincerely,

Jerlean Ross

From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

Dear Ms Ross,

Thanks for your reply and sorry for sending you the request twice. I believe this was an automatic follow up.

Best,
Emmanuel

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