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NICHD Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office

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.

NICHD FOIA Information
The NICHD has its own FOIA Coordinator who handles requests for information related to the Institute and its research. The NICHD FOIA Coordinator is John McGrath. You can contact him at:
Mail: NICHD FOIA Office, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, Room 2A32, Bethesda, MD, 20892
Phone: 301-496-5133
Fax: 301-496-7101

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