Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests
You can request ORDR-NCATS records that are not in the public domain by using the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's Freedom of Information Act Service Center.
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 System) 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:
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.
Marianne Manheim, J.D.
Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Branch
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 6054
Bethesda, MD 20892
FOIA line: 301-496-9737
Direct line: 301-435-5396
E-mail: email@example.com or Marianne.Manheim@nih.gov
For more information, visit the National Institutes of Health Freedom of Information Act Office.