Freedom of Information Act

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.


How to Submit a FOIA Request

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

  • Identify specific records requested (as applicable--grant number and principal investigator's name, subject matter of the records, dates, originating office, etc.)
  • State that the records are requested under the Freedom of Information Act
  • Include your contact information (address, daytime telephone number, e-mail address) in case our office needs additional information

Mail, fax or email the request to the FOIA Coordinator below. Write “FOIA Request” on outside of the envelope if you mail it.


CIT FOIA Coordinator

Marianne Manheim
Room 6054
6705 Rockledge Dr.
Bethesda, MD 20817
301-496-9737 (phone)
301-402-3604 (fax)
Email: (link sends e-mail)


More Information

For additional information, visit the National Institutes of Health FOIA Page.

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