KEI Sues HHS and the Army over Access to COVID-19 Contracts

On Friday October 16, 2020, KEI filed a lawsuit (under the Freedom of Information Act) against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Army regarding requests for COVID-19 research and development and procurement contracts awarding hundreds… Continue Reading

Contracts Obtained by KEI via FOIA

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Agreements signed or expanded in 2020 to cover research on COVID-19 vaccines or therapeutics: AstraZeneca – vaccine. HHS/ASPR/BARDA-AstraZeneca Advanced Agreement to Other Transaction Authority Agreement 75A501-20-C-00114. May 20, 2020. HHS/ASPR/BARDA-AstraZeneca Modification of OTA… Continue Reading

KEI panel on government funding of COVID drugs and vaccines at the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

On October 5, 2020, KEI organized a panel about government funding of COVID-19 drugs and vaccines at the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest. Although the full Global Congress event was postponed to the year 2021, the… Continue Reading

KEI written statement at the WHO Executive Board special session: Update on implementation of resolution WHA73.1 (2020) on the COVID-19 response

Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) is an accredited non-state actor at the World Health Organization (WHO). This is our statement at the WHO Executive Board Special Session on the COVID-19 response. https://extranet.who.int/nonstateactorsstatements/print/book/export/html/3916?destination=node/3916 Knowledge Ecology International Meeting: EB Special session on the… Continue Reading

KEI Sues NIH over Improper Witholding of Three FOIA Requests

On September 29, 2020, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) filed a lawsuit against the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding three Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed by KEI. The complaint filed by KEI requests injunctive, declaratory, and other appropriate… Continue Reading

WIPO Side event: Appraising Progress of WHO’s COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP)

DATE: Tuesday, 22 September 2020 TIME: 18:00 CEST to 19:00 CEST CONVENER: Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) REGISTRATION: Please contact thiru [at] keionline.org On occasion of the 61st Series of Meetings of the WIPO General Assembly, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) is… Continue Reading