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Date request submitted: 18 February 2009

Records Management Section
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh
EH8 9YL
Telephone:0131 651 4099

Email: recordsmanagement@ed.ac.uk

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18 February 2009

Request for information under Freedom of Information Act

University of Edinburgh

Request concerns grants/awards obtained by The University of Edinburgh or awarded by The University of Edinburgh or administered by The University of Edinburgh in relation to the following project:

Conceptual Issues in Somatoform and Similar Disorders (CISSD Project)

Project Co-ordinator: Dr Richard Sykes WHO Collaborating Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Univ. of London;
International Chair: Professor Kurt Kroenke Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis;
UK Chair: Professor Michael Sharpe School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Univ. of Edinburgh
Principal Collaborator: Professor Rachel Jenkins WHO Collaborating Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Univ. of London.

Undertaken between 2003 and 2007

Key terms:

Conceptual Issues in Somatoform and Similar Disorders Project; CISSD Project; Key conceptual issues in the classification of somatoform and similar disorders:some outline proposals for a revised classification; World Health Organisation [WHO]; American Psychiatric Association; WHO Collaboration Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London; University of Edinburgh, Department of Psychiatry; Dr Richard Sykes; Professor Kurt Kroenke; Professor Michael Sharpe; Professor Rachel Jenkins; Action for ME.

Request for information on all Grants/awards

1] Obtained externally from Trusts, awarding bodies or other sources by University of Edinburgh
2] Provided internally by University of Edinburgh

for the Conceptual Issues in Somatoform and Similar Disorders Project, or in relation to activities undertaken by the Project’s Co-ordinator, Dr Richard Sykes, or by Professor Michael Sharpe or Professor Kurt Kroenke or Professor Rachel Jenkins or Action for ME, Bristol in relation to the Project, or in the name of the Project.

Information to include:

Source of grant/award
Date awarded
Grant number
Full name of applicant
Co-applicant(s)
Department
Grant type/purpose
Project title
Duration
Amount awarded

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Date request fulfilled: 18 March 2009

From

School Administrator
School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine
University of Edinburgh
http://www.mcm.ed.ac.uk/

Thank you for your email of 18 February requesting information on funding in relation to research activities for the Conceptual Issues in Somatoform and Similar Disorders Project. Your enquiry has been passed to me as the person in the School of Molecular & Clinical Medicine with specific responsibilities for Freedom of Information issues. All of the information we hold which meets the criteria for your request is as follows:

Source of grant/award: Wellcome Trust
Date awarded: 17 June 2005
Grant number: 077740
Full name of applicant: Dr Richard Sykes
Co-applicant(s): Information not held
Department: Information not held
Grant type/purpose: Funding of meeting
Project title: ‘Key Conceptual Issues in the Classification of Somatoform and Similar Disorders: Some Outline Proposals for a Revised Classification.’
Duration: Meeting held on 20 May 2005
Amount awarded: £4,950.00

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This response confirms information in the document: The Wellcome Trust Grants Awarded 2004/05.

The first Workshop of the CISSD Project Work Group was held on 20 May 2005, in London.  Chairs: Prof Michael Sharpe (UK), Prof Kurt Kroenke (Int).

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FOI request submitted: 10 March 2009

Institute of Psychiatry
King’s College London
De Crespigny Park
London
United Kingdom
SE5 8AF

Hilary.Payne@iop.kcl.ac.uk

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10 March 2009

My Ref: IOPWHOCOLL1

I should be pleased if an acknowledgement of this request could be issued.

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act:

Request concerns grants/awards obtained by, or awarded by, or administered by the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London in relation to the following project:

Conceptual Issues in Somatoform and Similar Disorders (CISSD Project)

Project undertaken between 2003 and 2007

Project Co-ordinator: Dr Richard Sykes WHO Collaborating Centre, Institute of Psychiatry;
International Chair: Professor Kurt Kroenke Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis;
UK Chair: Professor Michael Sharpe School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh;
Principal Collaborator: Professor Rachel Jenkins WHO Collaborating Centre, Institute of Psychiatry.
Project Advisor: John Bradfield

I request under the Act, information on all Grants/awards

1] Obtained externally from Trusts, awarding bodies or other sources by the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
2] Provided internally by the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
3] Administered by the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

for the Conceptual Issues in Somatoform and Similar Disorders Project (CISSD Project), in relation to activities undertaken by the Project’s Co-ordinator, Dr Richard Sykes, or by Professor Michael Sharpe or Professor Kurt Kroenke or Professor Rachel Jenkins or Dr John Bradfield or other members of the Project Work Group or Action for M.E., Bristol in relation to the CISSD Project, or in the name of the CISSD Project.

Information to include:

Source of grant/award
Date awarded
Grant number
Full name of applicant
Co-applicant(s)
Department
Grant type/purpose
Project title
Duration
Amount awarded

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10 March 2009

My Ref: IOPWHOCOLL2

I should be pleased if an acknowledgement of this request could be issued.

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act

Re: Conceptual Issues in Somatoform and Similar Disorders (CISSD Project)

Project undertaken between 2003 and 2007

Project Co-ordinator: Dr Richard Sykes WHO Collaborating Centre, Institute of Psychiatry;
International Chair: Professor Kurt Kroenke Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis;
UK Chair: Professor Michael Sharpe School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh;
Principal Collaborator: Professor Rachel Jenkins WHO Collaborating Centre, Institute of Psychiatry.
Project Advisor:
John Bradfield

I request under the Act, the following information:

1] The WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Section of Mental Health Policy lists a number of “Honorary Members” on its website:

a) Is Dr Richard Sykes currently an “Honorary Member” of the WHO Collaborating Centre?
b) From what date did Dr Sykes’ appointment commence?
c) If Dr Sykes is no longer an “Honorary Member”, on what date did this appointment cease?
d) Through what process was Dr Sykes appointed an “Honorary Member”?
e) In his capacity as an “Honorary Member”, what roles and responsibilities has Dr Sykes held in relation to the WHO Collaborating Centre? (please give dates)
f) Does Dr Sykes receive any remunerations, honoraria, grants, awards or funding from the Institute of Psychiatry/King’s College London/WHO Collaborating Centre or any other institution, organisation, body or agency in relation to his Honorary Membership of the WHO Collaborating Centre? (please specify)

2] On the website of the WHO Collaborating Centre, Dr Sykes’ is listed as Co-ordinator of the CISSD Project. When authoring research papers and reviews (including the Review Paper resulting out of the CISSD Project published by the three Project leads in July 2007) Dr Sykes’ address is given as “WHO Collaborating Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, UK”.

a) What is the relationship between the CISSD Project and the WHO Collaborating Centre?

3] According to proposals for ICD-11 Revision submitted by Dr Richard Sykes in March 2008, via the WHO ICD Update and Revision Platform, Professor Rachel Jenkins acted as “Principal Collaborator” for the CISSD Project; the Project is understood to have been undertaken between 2003 and 2007:

a) From what date has Professor Rachel Jenkins had an involvement with the CISSD Project?
b) From what date was Professor Jenkins appointed as “Principal Collaborator” for the CISSD Project?
c) What has Professor Jenkins’ involvement been in the CISSD Project in her capacity as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre and “Principal Collaborator” for the Project?

d) By what date was the CISSD Project Work Group assembled?
e) Through what process were members and chairs of the CISSD Project Work Group appointed?
f) If Terms of Reference were drawn up for the CISSD Project, I request a copy under the Act.
g) Were CISSD Project Work Group members and chairs required to complete Conflict of Interest Disclosures?

h) In submitting proposals to the WHO ICD-11 Update and Revision Platform, is Dr Sykes acting on behalf of the CISSD Project Work Group in his capacity as Co-ordinator of the Project, or acting on behalf of the WHO Collaborating Centre in his capacity as an “Honorary Member” of the WHO Collaborating Centre, or acting in a personal capacity?

4] Other than the Review Paper: Revising the Classification of Somatoform Disorders: Key Questions and Preliminary Recommendations, Journal of Psychosomatics; 48:277-285 published by the three CISSD Project leads in July-August 2007, were interim reports and/or a final report provided to the WHO Collaborating Centre by the Project?

a) I request copies under the Act.

5] Under the Act, I request complete copies of correspondence between the WHO Collaborating Centre and the CISSD Project since the Project’s inception.

This to cover all forms of communications between the organisation and the Project since the Project’s inception: to include copies of letters, emails, faxes, reports, agendas, minutes, summaries or notes of all meetings and Project Work Group meetings held in the UK and US, whether attended by Professor Jenkins or not, and reports, briefing and presentation material prepared for or connected with meetings and meetings of the Project Work Group, either before or after the event.

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Date request fulfilled: IOPWHOCOLL1 and IOPWHOCOLL2 fulfilled on 9 April 2009

Read full response here in PDF format:  IoP Response 09.04.09

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