Certificates of Confidentiality (CoC): NIH and FDA



Institutional Review Board

Human Research Protections (HRP)


Certificates of Confidentiality (CoC):

National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Version December 7, 2022


New Resource Update!!!!   HRP has released a NEW EQUIP Tip, which provides a comprehensive step-by-step on how to obtain a CoC for a non-Federally supported study.



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For IRB questions or regulatory/institutional guidance, please contact HRP Staff or visit Office Hours.

For KRP technical questions or issues, please contact ERA.



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