Behavioural Insights Team

J. Mendel made this Freedom of Information request to Cabinet Office

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The request was refused by Cabinet Office.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to see details of all trials carried out by the Behavioural Insights Team or in which the Team played a role. I would also like to see details of all trials where Team staff participated in planning/running/analysing the trials as part of their work for the UK government and/or civil service. The information released for each trial should include:
- Details of ethics forms/ethical approval for the trial
- Methods used
- Results and data generated by the trial
- Analysis
- Conclusions

I do not, of course, want to generate unnecessary work for the Cabinet Office. If the requested information is already available in write-ups of Team trials then releasing these might be a sensible approach; if this is already in the public domain then feel free to just point me towards the relevant information.

Yours Faithfully,

Dr Jonathan Mendel

FOI Team - Cabinet Office [Restricted],

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CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE:  FOI318086

Dear JONATHAN MENDEL

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received
on 24/6/2013 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

This email is just a short acknowledgement of your request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the FOI team.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Cabinet Office

E: [1][Cabinet Office request email]

 

 

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FOI Team - Cabinet Office [Restricted],

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Dear Dr Mendel

 

Please see attached the reply to your request.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

Knowledge and Information Management (CSG)

Room 3.32 |1 Horse Guards Road |London SW1A 2HQ

Email: [1][Cabinet Office request email]

 

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Dear Cabinet Office,

Thanks for the reply, the pointer towards some online research summaries and the offer to discuss this further - very much appreciated. Firstly, to confirm: does this mean that all trials carried out and hypotheses tested are included in these summaries? I was curious as to whether any other research had remained unpublished.

Secondly, these summaries are very interesting, but it was seeing these brief summaries that made me want to know more about the research. Research is never perfect, and a benefit of publishing fuller details of research is that it allows a fuller assessment of its strengths and limitations; this is valuable in terms of interpreting the results. I do appreciate the offer to discuss the Team's research further - and may well take this up in due course - but I think it would be helpful to put more detailed accounts of the research the Team has into the public domain (via What Do They Know or elsewhere). Firstly, this will allow more people to look at the details of the research, and people with different expertise to I may be able to see things that I can’t. Secondly, it would be helpful for any discussions to be informed by more detailed accounts of the research.

I am therefore writing to request an internal review of Cabinet Office's handling of my FOI request 'Behavioural Insights Team'. Please pass this onto the appropriate person. A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

Dr Jonathan Mendel

FOI Team - Cabinet Office [Restricted],

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CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE:  IR318086

Dear JONATHAN MENDEL

Thank you for your request for an internal review. Your request was
received on 14/8/2013 and is being dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

This email is just a short acknowledgement of your request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the FOI team.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Cabinet Office

E: [1][Cabinet Office request email]

 

 

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Dear FOI Team,

I would be grateful for an update re the internal review I have requested.

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Mendel

Seedhar, Navita - Cabinet Office [Restricted],

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Dear Dr Mendel

 

Please find attached a response to your request for an internal review.

 

Apologies for the delay.

 

FOI Team

Cabinet Office

1 Horse Guards Road

SW1A 2HQ

[1][email address]

 

 

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