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Welcome to the Online Certificate of Confidentiality Application System

Use this system to: 

  • Request new Certificates of Confidentiality (CoC)
  • View requests submitted through this system

To extend or amend an existing CoC

  • Contact the IC Coordinator at the NIH Institute that issues your certificate

To apply, you will need:

  1. To login with NIH Single Sign-on; click here for more info
  2. Your Institution Federalwide Assurance (FWA) number from OHRP; click here for info on obtaining an FWA
  3. The following documents to upload:
  4. At NIH, CoCs are issues by the individual NIH Institutes/Centers (ICs) and you will need to know which NIH IC you are applying to. Click here for help in determining the appropriate NIH IC.

Apply for your CoC Now!

If you get an error message when attempting to log into the NIH CoC system or have any other technical difficulties with the application system, please send an email to

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