Review by Richard Lehman – 05/22/2019 – 3:55pm

Data Request Number: 2019-3864 Is the scientific purpose of the research proposal clearly described?: No If no, please explain:

The wording is repetitive and obscure. It seems that the applicants want to characterize and quantify the types of data found in HIV trial datasets. But their application lacks logical clarity and their statistical section is very vague. 

Will request create or materially enhance generalizable scientific and/or medical knowledge to inform science and public health?: Unsure, further clarification from requestor is needed Can the proposed research be reasonably addressed using the requested data?: Yes, or it’s highly likely Recommendation for this data request: Not Approve

If the applicants intend to produce a detailed map of the data content of all interventional trials in HIV, with metrics for data shared, this would be a valuable project. However, the planned structure for this ambitious analysis is not clear from this application.