Review by Joseph Ross – 06/29/2021 – 5:43pm

Data Request Number: No Data Request Assigned Is the scientific purpose of the research proposal clearly described?: Yes Will request create or materially enhance generalizable scientific and/or medical knowledge to inform science and public health?: Yes Can the proposed research be reasonably addressed using the requested data?: Yes, or it’s highly likely Please use this space to provide any comments, feedback or concerns (optional):

Research proposal to meta-analyze clinical trial data, including OPTICS Project data, to characterize the relationship between inflammation and the MetS in patients with psychosis. Specifically, proposal examines the association between WBC and MetS (using patient waist circumference, triglycerides , HDL, blood pressure and glucose). However, the investigators explain that they have identified 54 trials from the OPTICS project, which is a misunderstanding. There are 50+ trials available via the YODA Project site, while the OPTICS Trial bundle is a curated package of 17 trials for which phenotypic and genetic information are available (more details here:

Recommendation for this data request: Approve