Fracking Research

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Dear Heriot-Watt University,

I would like to formally request the following information regarding Hydraulic fracturing (also hydrofracturing, hydrofracking, fracking, or fraccing); a well-stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a hydraulically pressurized liquid:

1) The total value of successful research grants received by the university in the area
of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, broken down by each year?

2) The value of each individual research grant received in the area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

3) The value of any donations or partnerships received for research in the area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Taylor

Freedom of Information, Heriot-Watt University

Dear applicant

 

Thank you for your information request dated the 2nd February 2015
regarding fracking research dating back to 2001.

 

As a Scottish Institution, we are handling this request under the
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations (EI(S)Rs) 2004.

 

I have forwarded on details of your request to colleagues to seek their
help in providing the information you have requested. In accordance with
the Act, the University will respond to your request within 20 working
days and no later than the 2nd March  2015. 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Coordinator

Heritage & Information Governance

Mary Burton Centre Gait 12

Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh

EH14 4AS

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Freedom of Information, Heriot-Watt University

Dear Mr Taylor

 

Thank you for information request dated the 2nd February 2015 regarding
fracking research which we are handling under the Environmental
Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004. Apologies for the minor delay in
responding.  I hope this has not caused you any  inconvenience.

 

We can confirm that we have not received any funding for Hydraulic
fracturing (also hydrofracturing, hydrofracking, fracking, or fraccing); a
well-stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a hydraulically
pressurized liquid.

 

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you have forty working days from 3^nd March 2015 in which to request a
review of our decision. Any request should be put in writing and should be
sent to Ann Jones, Head of Heritage and Information Governance, at the
address detailed at the bottom of this email. The request should:

 

(a) detail your request for a review of our decision to be undertaken;

 

(b) describe the nature of your original request; and

 

(c) explain the reasons why you are dissatisfied with our response.

 

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dealt with, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether we have handled your request
properly.

 

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Scottish Information Commissioner's web page at:

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or by contacting the Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the
following address:

 

Scottish Information Commissioner,

Kinburn Castle,

Doubledykes Road, St Andrews,

Fife KY16 9DS

Telephone: 01334 464610

Fax: 01334 464611

E-mail: [2][email address]  

Website:
[3]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/home/...
 

 

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Finally, should you wish to discuss the contents of this email, please do
not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

Information Governance Coordinator

Heritage & Information Governance

Mary Burton Centre Gait 12

Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh

EH14 4AS

Tel: 0131 451 3274

 

 

 

 

 

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