Certificates of Confidentiality

NIH now automatically issues Certificates of Confidentiality (CoCs) to all research funded by NIH that is collecting or using identifiable, sensitive information. New disclosure rules apply to everyone. Researchers not funded by HHS can continue to apply to NIH or the FDA as appropriate to request a CoC for HHS-mission relevant research.

NIH has provided updated language for the consent form to comply with the revised Common Rule. Please see the CF Template or go to the Consent section of this website.