The Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5 U.S.C. 552, provides individuals with a right to access to 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. The Electronic FOIA ("E-FOIA") Amendments that were signed into law in 1996, amended FOIA in several ways. For more information on FOIA, visit the NIH FOIA Web site.
The list below includes selected FOIA requests that the NICHD FOIA Office has recently processed. Hard copies of these already-processed items are available by contacting the NICHD FOIA Office: phone: (301) 435-3457; fax: (301) 496-7101; e-mail: NICHDFOIARequest@mail.nih.gov. Please note that many of these items are available in hard copy only.
The NICHD has its own FOIA Coordinator—Earl Blansfield—who handles FOIA requests related to the Institute and its research. You can contact the NICHD FOIA Office at:
Mail: NICHD FOIA Office, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, Room 2A32, Bethesda, MD, 20892Email: NICHDFOIARequest@mail.nih.gov Phone: 301-435-3457Fax: 301-496-7101
In addition, all FOIA requests may be sent to the NIH FOIA Office (Phone: 301-496-5633).