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Application Requirements

HRSA issues Certificates of Confidentiality (CoCs) for research that is supported by HRSA funds. 

To apply for a HRSA Certificate, investigators should first view the CoC Application Instructions (PDF - 145 KB) and consult with the Certificate of Confidentiality Coordinator. The Coordinator, Lisa Wright-Solomon, can be reached at or (301) 443-1984. 

Certificate of Confidentiality Application Requirements 

To apply for a HRSA Certificate of Confidentiality, investigators should complete the following steps: 

  1. Download and review the CoC Application Instructions (PDF - 145 KB).
  2. Contact the HRSA Certificate of Confidentiality Coordinator for an initial consultation:
    Lisa Wright-Solomon
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation
    Telephone: (301) 443-1984
  3. The investigators should submit an application letter electronically to the Coordinator, using the host research institution’s letterhead. The letter should be numbered according to the CoC Application Instructions (PDF - 145 KB). Please write in complete sentences, concisely providing each item of information required in narrative format in the body of the letter. Portions of this narrative will be used verbatim to describe the research project in the Certificate that might be issued.
Date Last Reviewed:  April 2019

Contact Us

Human Subjects Protection Administrator & 
Certificate of Confidentiality Coordinator

Email Lisa Wright-Solomon
Call: 301-443-1984