Contact NICHD

The NICHD Information Resource Center provides information to the public on health issues within the NICHD research portfolio. Trained information specialists will direct you to health information, related resources, and materials ordering. Information specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.
Phone: 1-800-370-2943
Fax: 1-866-760-5947
Mail: P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847
For the Telecommunications Relay Service, dial 7-1-1

Find an NICHD Staff Member

To locate a person or office within NIH or NICHD, search the NIH Staff Directory.

General Health Information

  • The A to Z Topic section of this website provides information about a variety of health conditions . Check the alphabetical listing for topics related to the NICHD mission.
  • You can view, download, and order health-related materials through the NICHD website.
  • The National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus website provides health information on a wide range of topics.

Press Inquiries

Members of the news media can contact the NICHD Office of Communications at or 301-496-5133 for information about NICHD or to schedule an interview with NICHD scientists.

You can also visit the News and Media section for media contacts and to search NICHD news releases and other resources.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

To learn more about FOIA and NICHD, visit

Clinical Trials , managed by the National Library of Medicine, is the primary federal online resource for information about clinical trials, including eligibility requirements and contact information. Visit to search for clinical trials by topic or condition.

You can also contact the NIH Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office at 1-800-411-1222 or at to learn whether you or a family member might be eligible for a clinical trial.

Grant Information

NICHD's Office of Extramural Policy provides guidance on and interpretation of NIH policies related to research grant applications and administration. The Office also addresses inquiries related to Requests for Applications (RFAs) and Program Announcements (PAs/PARs/PASs) and other funding opportunity announcements.

NICHD's Grants Management Branch provides guidance and answers to questions related to funded grants and and progress reports. You can also visit the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT)  to search for funded projects using different variables, such as researcher name or institution.

Contracts and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

NICHD's Office of Acquisitions provides resources and guidance to assist the Institute in acquiring research and development services using RFPs to solicit contract proposals.

Web-Related and Technical Issues

Send comments, questions, and feedback about this website to Messages sent to the NICHD Webmaster are processed Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., EST, except for federal holidays.

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