NINR Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are routed to a Fee-for-Service Center that processes FOIA requests for several NIH institutes and centers. Questions may be directed to:

Suzanne A. Freeman, FOIA Coordinator
6705 Rockledge Dr, Suite 6054
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-496-9737
Fax: 301-402-3604

The FOIA, 5 U.S.C. 552, provides individuals with a right to access records in the possession of the Federal government. The government may withhold information pursuant to the nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the Act.

How to Submit a FOIA Request

If the information you are interested in is not in the public domain, please follow the suggestions listed below when preparing your FOIA request:

  • Identify specific records requested (as applicable--grant number and principal investigator's name, subject matter of the records, dates, originating office, etc)
  • State that the records are requested under the Freedom of Information Act
  • Include contact information (address, telephone number, e-mail address) in case our office needs additional information
  • FOIA requests should be submitted in writing or email to the FOIA Coordinator for processing

For More Information

Questions? You may wish to visit the National Institutes of Health FOIA Page.

Updated Date: August 10, 2012