Review by Richard Lehman – 10/10/2016 – 6:13pm

Data Request Number: 2016-1038 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):

I am not fully convinced by the rationale of this proposal and can see several sources of bias and uncertainty in the use of control data in a heteregeneous population. But this could be debated post-publication.
But on the whole I think it is a reasonable and bona fide use of the data.

Recommendation for this data request: Approve