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FOI Disclosure Log 2017-2018

Note: The FOI reference number in this table may not be sequential. This can occur because the FOI requests received by NHMRC have been withdrawn at the request of the applicant, or information is deemed by the relevant Decision Maker to be of a commercial-in-confidential or personal nature, in accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act.

Previous years disclosure log

Reference number  Access Date FOI content
2018-19/001 30/07/2018

Description of request

Documents in relation to the Crystalloid versus Hydroxyethyl Starch Trial (CHEST) Investigation.

Summary of documents released

Electronic and hard copy files held at NHMRC relevant to the CHEST study.

Number of documents and type of release

12 documents released in full, 13 documents released with redactions under 47F personal information and 47G business information and 9 documents refused under sections 22 and 47G (207 pages in total).

2017-18/011 18/09/2018

Description of request

Correspondence relating to the Review of the Evidence on Homeopathy

Summary of documents released

Email correspondence in July-August 2012 between NHMRC office staff, the contractor for the homeopathy review and the chair of the Homeopathy Working Committee.

Number of documents and type of release

6 documents released in full, 11 documents released with redactions under 47G business information and 47F personal information and 5 documents refused under sections 22 and 47G (57 pages in total).

2017-18/001 21/07/2017

Description of request

Documents relating NHMRC grant funding provided to a research group under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

Summary of documents released

Details on grants awarded to a research group.

Number of documents and type of release

1 document released in full

 

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