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I received the following (unsolicited) email:
*** LLC, a ***-based market research company, has a financial client who is interested in speaking with a statistician who has done research in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease and preferably familiar with the SOLA and BAPI trials. We offer an honorarium of $200 for a 30 minute telephone interview.
Please advise us if you have an employment or consulting agreement with any organization or operate professionally pursuant to an organization’s code of conduct or employee manual that may control activities by you outside of your regular present and former employment, such as participating in this consulting project for MedPanel. If there are such contracts or other documents that do apply to you, please forward MedPanel a copy of each such document asap as we are obligated to review such documents to determine if you are permitted to participate as a consultant for MedPanel on a project with this particular client.
If you are not the right person and know someone who is I would appreciate your help. Best,
B-b-b-but . . . I’ve never done research in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease, nor am I familiar with the SOLA and BAPI trials! So somebody else will have to claim the $200.
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