Clinical Research

January 30, 2013

Certificates of Confidentiality

Certificates of Confidentiality and the Application Procedures for Researchers

Certificates of Confidentiality are used to protect the privacy of research study participants (see NIH Guide Notice 03/15/2002). Certificates of Confidentiality can be requested by researchers to prevent the involuntary releases of research records that contain information that could be used to identify a study participant. The NIH Certificate of Confidentiality link Certificates of Confidentiality Kiosk listed below provides background information and describes the application process. For individual questions related to the issuance of a Certificate by NIAMS, please contact the NIAMS Certificate of Confidentiality Coordinators listed below.

Certificates of Confidentiality Kiosk

NIAMS Contact Information:

Steven Austin
Grants Management Specialist National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
National Institutes of Health
One Democracy Plaza
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 800
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone: 301-594-3504
Fax: 301-480-5450
E-mail: austins2@mail.nih.gov