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Re: Woods Defamation Campaign

From: Emma Woods <e.woods33.nul>
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 22:47:40 -0800 (PST)
Archived: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 07:26:02 -0500
Subject: Re: Woods Defamation Campaign

>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:54:32 +0000
>Subject: Re: Woods Defamation Campaign

>Ms. Woods:

>First and foremost to the issue of the institution's
responsibility to the human subject: Dr. Jacobs, quite
>possibly, because he does not practice medicine, was
>unaware he needed to design his protocol, including
>an ICF, according to Fed Regs governing human subjects.

>He must have heard something about getting a volunteer
>to sign a piece of paper with certain statements
>on it. We can only guess who and where he heard that


>Second, of course Temple U can tell Dr. Jacobs to do
>remove any reference to the institution he works for.
>That is the clue, Dr. Jacobs works for Temple,
>therefore, Temple can tell him what to do with regard
>to pieces of paper pretending to be legal documents.

>Third, he was not doing research and therefore the
>IRB - never saw nor approved his protocol - and had
>no jurisdiction over him. Temple was correct in their

Hi Kathy,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it.

In regard to Temple University's responsibility for Dr. Jacobs'
research, they initially did accept that they were responsible
for it by opening an investigation on it, even though, in my
opinion, it was for the purpose of trying to cover it up.

It was only when I went to the OHRP, the government body that
oversees the Temple university IRB, that Temple University then
made the case that Dr. Jacobs was not conducting research, but
was taking oral history, which is exempted from OHRP oversight.
In my opinion, they did that to avoid being investigated by the
OHRP over it.

I personally think that Dr. Jacobs' work does meet the OHRP's
definition of research. It is because of this that I am going to
ask them to review their decision.

I suppose time will tell how Dr. Jacobs' work is finally
classified, and therefore what jurisdiction it comes under.

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