New NIH Certificate of Confidentiality Policy - Effective October 1, 2017

October 2, 2017

Effective October 1, 2017, Certificates of Confidentiality (CoC) will be issued automatically for applicable NIH awards as part of the award terms and conditions.  (See notice here -

NIH will not determine applicability; this is now the responsibility of the awardee institution and investigators. The policy applies to research commenced or ongoing on or after December 13, 2016.


Please see the NIH CoC website for more information The NIH CoC website now also includes updated consent language and helpful FAQs.