Technical Items Used by TAC

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Dear Welsh Government,

I hope this note finds you well.

I am writing to enquire around release of all technical coding and data used to underpin the Technical Advisory Cell's most recent (19th October release) projections around the course of Covid-19 epidemic in Wales in differing suppression scenarios. In short, I'd like to request:

* All statistical analysis coding (R, SAS, or similar) used to model infection, hospitalisation and death rates due to Covid-19
* All data used to train these models, where applicable
* A copy of the data and modelling quality reports used when ascertaining the suitability of the analysis presented by TAC, for example:
* Analysis of sampling errors and biases
* Analysis of false case positivity rate used when estimating base case of infections
* Analyses related to the statistical significance of models trained for use in forming TAC recommendations to the Welsh Government.

Your assistance is much appreciated as I am currently researching this topic as part of a wider statistical analysis of the Welsh Government's response to the Coronavirus Crisis. Moreover, I also feel it important that these data are allowed to be scrutinised in the public domain in order to provide the necessary context around the effectiveness of the so-called non-pharmaceutical interventions being used for purposes of disease control. As such, I trust that this request may be handled according to the rights conferred by the Freedom of Information Act.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth

Llywodraeth Cymru

1 Atodiad

Dear Gareth
 
Please find attached letter regarding your recent Freedom of Information
request.
Kind regards
 
Jeanette
Jeanette Warren
Government Business Manager
Tîm Business Llywodraeth a Corfforaethol / Government and Corporate
Business Team
Gweithlu a Busnes Corfforaethol / Workforce and Corporate Business 
 
 
 
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Llywodraeth Cymru

2 Atodiad

Dear Gareth

 

Please find attached letter and supporting document regarding your recent
Freedom of Information request.

  

Kind regards

 

Jeanette

Jeanette Warren

Government Business Manager

Tîm Business Llywodraeth a Corfforaethol / Government and Corporate
Business Team

Gweithlu a Busnes Corfforaethol / Workforce and Corporate Business 

 

 

 

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth
Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich
data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein [1]hysbysiad preifatrwydd
yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu
eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn
anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. On leaving the Welsh Government this
email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the
protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government
then our [2]Privacy Notice explains how we use your information and the
ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence
in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh
and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

References

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2. https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...

Dear Welsh Government,

Many thanks for your response earlier this month. This is very useful and will allow me to critically assess the validity and veracity of the data and methodologies used, and as such is much appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth