Research funding for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Asher Wolf made this Freedom of Information request to National Health and Medical Research Council

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From: Asher Wolf

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Dear National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC),

I hereby request a copy of any documents pertaining to NHMRC funding for research into Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Yours faithfully,

Asher Wolf

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National Health and Medical Research Council

Dear Asher Wolf,

Thank you for your email. Unfortunately your email is not a valid FOI request.

To make a request for documents under the FOI Act, an application must:
• Be made in writing;
• State that the request is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act;
• Provide enough information about the document or documents sought; and
• Specify how notices and documents can be sent to you (for example an email address).

To ensure that your request is accepted as a valid FOI request, please resend your email and state that the request is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act.

Kind Regards,
Jess
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NHMRC Freedom of Information
National Health & Medical Research Council 
+61 (0) 2 6217 9000 | [NHMRC request email]| www.nhmrc.gov.au

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Ben Fairless left an annotation ()

The agency is being a touch pedantic. Any request made using Right to Know puts "Freedom of Information Request" in the subject. This makes it clear that the applicant is making a Freedom of Information Request.

You could possibly use the below wording:

"I hereby request a copy of any documents pertaining to NHMRC funding for research into Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

I am happy for you to consider releasing these documents under administrative access, if possible. If you aren't able to do this, please process this request as a formal FOI request"

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Stephanie Johnson left an annotation ()

I agree with Ben,

Seems extremely pedantic, and I'm a pedant myself, so that's saying something.

If they are going to say this isn't valid, the original requester would should probably also include something along the lines of:

'Documents can be provided by return email to the auto-generated and unique Right to Know email address from which you received this correspondence.'

Good luck

Steph

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