Psychiatric Research Misconduct

May 18-20, 2008: Pioneer Press Article Series on the Death of Dan Markingson While He Was a Research Subject in the CAFÉ Study

September 2010: Carl Elliott’s Mother Jones article

November 29, 2010: Faculty Members Ask the University of Minnesota Board of Regents to Appoint a Panel of Experts Responsible for Investigating the Markingson Case

February 7, 2011: University of Minnesota Board of Regents Refuses to Investigate the Markingson Case

March-May 2011: “The Markingson Files”: William Heisel Interviews Carl Elliott

April 2011: Academic Freedom Controversy at the University of Minnesota

This chronology of events is a work in progress. Documents and activities between May 2011 and 2013 have not yet been added to this record. Please visit Carl Elliott’s blog, Fear and Loathing in Bioethics and website, Investigate the Death of Dan Markingson, for summaries and links covering this period.   

October 2012-February 2013: Carl Elliott’s Requests for an Inquiry Into the Suicide of Dan Markingson; Letters to University of Minnesota Officials

October 21, 2013: Scholars Ask University of Minnesota Faculty Senators to Request the Establishment of an Independent Inquiry Into the CAFÉ Study and the Death of Dan Markingson

November 12, 2013: University of Minnesota General Counsel William Donohue Replies to the Letter by Lemmens et al

November 14, 2013: Lemmens et al Respond to Donohue’s Letter and Reiterate Their Call for the Establishment of an Inquiry

November 20, 2013: Fourteen Faculty Senators Request That the Call for an Independent Inquiry Be Brought Before the Faculty Senate in the Form of a Resolution Calling for a Full and Independent Investigation

December 5, 2013: Petition Calling Upon Governor Mark Dayton to Investigate Psychiatric Research Misconduct at the University of Minnesota

December 5, 2013: University of Minnesota Faculty Senate Passes the “Resolution on the matter of the Markingson case”

December 11, 2013: Lemmens et al Letter Concerning the Scope of the Independent Inquiry

January 24, 2014: University of Minnesota “Request for Proposals” for External Review of Clinical Research on Human Subjects

Post-January 24, 2014 Responses to RFP: Critiques of the University of Minnesota’s Call for “Bids” from “Contractors” in Response to its Request for Proposals

April 29, 2014: Former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson Writes to the Board of Regents

April 29, 2014: Senior Administration Replies to Concerns About the University’s Use of the MBid System to Select a Contractor Responsible for Managing the Inquiry

May 8, 2014: Email Message to Richard Beeson, Chair of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents

May 9, 2014: Vigil, Protest Actions, and Public Statements on the Tenth Anniversary of the Death of Dan Markingson

May 19, 2014: An Alleged Victim of Research Misconduct Describes His Experience in a Psychiatric Clinical Study

June 5, 2014: Announcement of the Selection of AAHRPP’s Proposal

Post-June 5, 2014: Early News Media Coverage of AAHRPP’s Selection

June 16, 2014: Legislative Auditor James Nobles Announces Review of Psychiatric Research Studies at the University of Minnesota

Post-June 16, 2014: News Media Reports and Commentary Following the Announcement of the Legislative Auditor’s Investigation

May-September, 2014: Letters and Blog Posts Challenging the Integrity, Legitimacy, and Transparency of the AAHRPP Review

September 7, 2014: Twelve University of Minnesota Faculty Senators’ Letter of Concern Regarding the AAHRPP Review of Clinical Research

September 9-10, 2014: AAHRPP’s Review Committee Visits Campus

September 16, 2014: Taking Stock: Where Are We Today?

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