Review by Richard Lehman – 07/15/2019 – 3:06pm

Data Request Number: 2019-3936 Is the scientific purpose of the research proposal clearly described?: No If no, please explain:

As a non-statistician I cannot judge how this proposal differs from a simple adjustment for patient drop-out. Much also depends on the quantity and quality of patient-reported data to be found in these trials.

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?: Unsure, further clarification from requestor is needed Please use this space to provide any comments, feedback or concerns (optional):

Do these data sets contain the kind of patient outcome data that would make this statistical approach viable? 

Recommendation for this data request: Not Approve

I don’t feel competent to approve this on the grounds mentioned above.