Certificates of Confidentiality: Protecting the Privacy of Research Subjects
Changes to the Certificate of Confidentiality application process
As of October 22, 2018, all Certificate of Confidentiality (Certificate) requests for non-NIH funded research will be processed by the National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research (OER). All extensions and amendments to previously issued Certificates for non-NIH funded research will also be processed by NIH/OER.
For more information, please contact: NIH-COC-COORDINATOR@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Apply for a Certificate of Confidentiality
Certificate of Confidentiality requests for non-NIH funded research should be submitted at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/coc/welcome.htm
Please note: any research/study receiving NIH funding is automatically protected with a Certificate of Confidentiality. There is no need to apply for a Certificate. You may contact your Program Director or Contracting Officer with any questions.
For more information about Certificates, including Frequently Asked Questions, visit https://humansubjects.nih.gov/coc/faqs#general-info.