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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The 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.

If you have questions regarding FOIA requests pending with NEI or questions specific to NEI records, please contact Trevor Peterson, NEI FOIA and Privacy Coordinator, by phone (301-496-4334) or email (

For more Information about the types of information you can request through FOIA, or to submit a FOIA Request with NIH, visit the National Institutes of Health FOIA Page.


Last updated: June 26, 2019