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NCRR's Division of Comparative Medicine helps meet the needs of biomedical researchers for high-quality, disease-free animals and specialized animal research facilities.

NCRR's Science Education Partnership Awards are designed to improve life science literacy throughout the nation.

NCRR's Division of Biomedical Technology supports research to develop innovative technologies and helps make them accessible to the biomedical research community.

NCRR's Division for Clinical Research Resources provides funding to biomedical research institutions to establish and maintain specialized clinical research facilities and clinical-grade biomaterials that enable clinical and patient-oriented research.

NCRR's Division of Research Infrastructure supports programs to enhance the competitiveness of investigators in underserved states and institutions and also provides funding to build, expand, remodel, or renovate research facilities throughout the nation.

Freedom of Information Act Requests

You can request NCRR records that are not in the public domain by using the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Service Centerexternal link, opens in new window.

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 nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the Act.

How to Submit a FOIA Request

Before submitting a request under the FOIA, please check the TAGGS (Tracking Accountability in Government Grants Systemexternal link, opens in new window database—maintained by the DHHS Office of Grants—to determine if the information you are seeking is publicly available. TAGGS is a central repository for grants awarded by DHHS, including NIH.

If the information you are interested in is not in the public domain, please follow the suggestions listed below when preparing your FOIA request:

  • Identify the records you are requesting. (Include, as applicable, specific information such as grant number and principal investigator's name, subject matter of the records, dates, originating office, etc.)
  • State that you are requesting the records under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Include your contact information (address, telephone number, e-mail address) in case our office needs additional information to process your request.
  • FOIA requests should be submitted in writing to the NHLBI FOIA Coordinator either by postal mail, fax, or e-mail using the contact information below.

NHLBI FOIA Coordinator

Suzanne A. Freeman
Freedom of Information Act Coordinator
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 6070
Bethesda, MD 20892-7921
Phone: 301-496-9737
Fax: 301-402-3604

For More Information

Contact the NHLBI FOIA Coordinator using the contact information above, or visit the National Institutes of Health FOIA Office home pageexternal link, opens in new window.

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