Over the weekend, DrugMonkey posted about a researcher who received a Freedom of Information Act request for his grant application to the National Institutes of Health, apparently from a would-be competitor.
The matter has been resolved, the FOIA target says:
UPDATE: The FOIA request has been rescinded.
According to our Dean of Research (after contacting their Dean of Research), “the requesting individual has been counseled on the proper use of the FOIA.”
But I’m curious–how common is this? Does anyone know of chemistry professors who have received FOIA requests for their grant applications?
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