Tuesday, May 15, 2012


cc: "Jones Philip Prof (ENV)" <P.JonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>, "Mcgarvie Michael Mr (ACAD)" <M.McgarvieatXYZxyz.ac.uk>, "Ogden Annie Ms (MAC)" <A.OgdenatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 18:20:16 +0000
from: "Colam-French Jonathan Mr (ISD)" <J.ColamatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: RE: CRU data request form response
to: "Palmer Dave Mr (LIB)" <David.PalmeratXYZxyz.ac.uk>


Many thanks for drafting this letter which I think provides a good solution for closing
down the debate.

Your concern about the view that the ICO might take is noted. Michael and I discussed this
approach briefly with the Registrar when we met two weeks ago and he was content with this.

With regards,



From: Palmer Dave Mr (LIB)

Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:20 PM

To: Colam-French Jonathan Mr (ISD); Jones Philip Prof (ENV); Mcgarvie Michael Mr
(ACAD); Ogden Annie Ms (MAC)

Subject: CRU data request form response


A bit overdue but, in response to your instruction in our meeting of 1 October, attached
please find a draft letter to anyone requesting either the full CRU raw data set, or the
data sent to GaTech. As per instructions, this letter acknowledges the request, answers it
in the negative, and cuts short/resolves any internal review of the response, providing
instruction to the requester to go directly to the ICO. It's a bit of a pastiche of a
number of letters but hopefully ticks all the boxes.

Whilst I can understand the reasoning behind the letter, I think the ICO will probably take
a pretty dim view of deciding the review before it's done! However, we can always claim
that we are simply trying to simplify and expedite a process whose outcome is already

For your review and comment.

Cheers, Dave

<< File: CRU_request_template.doc >>


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