Resubmitted from: NIH Extramural Nexus
by NIH Staff
As discussed in recent Open Mike blog posts, NIH issued a new policy to enhance the privacy protections of individuals participating in NIH funded research studies. The policy eliminates the need for NIH funded investigators to apply for a certificate of confidentiality (CoC). As of October 1, 2017, NIH funded researchers no longer have to request a CoC. The CoC will be issued automatically to awards funded wholly or in part by the NIH that collect or use identifiable, sensitive information.
We encourage you to visit our Certificates of Confidentiality website which we have recently updated to reflect the new CoC policy and the disclosure rules that apply to those that hold CoCs.