Dear University of Cambridge,
A statement published by the University of Cambridge on the 23rd of March 2018* states, in respect of Dr Aleksandr Kogan (who also goes by the married name Spectre), a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Psychology:
"In 2015, Dr Kogan applied to the University for ethical approval to use data collected on behalf of GSR for his academic research. His application was reviewed and subsequently rejected. Dr Kogan was in the process of re-applying when Facebook requested deletion of the data; hence the application was withdrawn."
This is a request for the release of the applications, comments/concerns raised, amendments to the application, record of decision, withdrawal/approval correspondence, and any appeal correspondence, connected with each of the ethical approval applications mentioned.
This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information. Your reference number is given in the subject line of this email. We will respond on or before 24 April 2018.
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