Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (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. For more information, visit the NIH FOIA Web site.

Select a type of funding mechanism to view selected FOIA requests that the NICHD FOIA Office has recently processed. Hard copies of these items are available by contacting the NICHD FOIA Office:

Phone: 301-435-3457
Fax: 301-496-7101

Please note that while some of our files are available in scanned formats, many of these items are available in hard copy only.

People with disabilities who have difficulty accessing information in these documents should contact the NICHD FOIA Office for assistance. Anyone needing accessible versions of FOIA documents, particularly users of assistive technology, such as screen readers, will be accommodated upon request.

View Neonatal Research Network (NRN) FOIA Files.


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 the following address:

31 Center Drive, Room 2A32
Bethesda, MD, 20892
Phone: 301-435-3457
Fax: 301-496-7101

In addition, all FOIA requests may be sent to the NIH FOIA Office (Phone: 301-496-5633).

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