MRC CFS/ME Workshop: Revised Agenda and response re List of Participants

MRC CFS/ME Workshop: Revised Agenda and response re request for List of Participants


I have received, this afternoon, a further response from Ms Rosa Parker, MRC Corporate Information and Policy, in connection with a request for information under FOIA.

See previous posting:

Ms Parker’s response follows.  Note that the MRC is choosing not to release the List of Participants until after the Workshop has taken place.  On Monday, I shall submit an Appeal.

Readers may recall that the List of Participants for the November 2006 AfME/MRC joint Research Summit was obtained by ME agenda under FOI in December 2006.

See: The AfME Research Summit and the list they did not want us to see

Why is the MRC not prepared to release the List of Participants prior to this Workshop?


Revised Agenda in PDF format: Revised Agenda – MRC CFSME Workshop

The MRC’s response, today, 13 November:

Further to my email of 11 November 2009 I am now able to reply with regard to your request for:

2] A list of participants for this event

The MRC is intending to publish a list of participants for the workshop on the 19th and 20th November alongside the note of the meeting. This will be published on our website as soon as it is available following the workshop. I will send you a link to this information as soon as it is available.

I have also attached a slightly revised copy of the agenda as there was a small typographical error in the version I sent to you on the 11th of November.

I hope that you are satisfied that your request has been handled appropriately. If not, you may appeal using the MRC’s complaints procedure.

Details are on the MRC website at:

alternatively you may contact the MRC Complaints Officer by email at or write to The Complaints Officer, Medical Research Council, 20 Park Crescent, London W1B 1AL.

If, following the Complaints Officer’s reply, you remain dissatisfied; you may contact the Information Commissioner. Details of how to take your complaint further are at

Yours sincerely,
Rosa Parker

Rosa Parker | Corporate Information and Policy
Medical Research Council
20 Park Crescent