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NIEHS is currently experiencing technical difficulties with its phone system. Some members of the public may be receiving random phone calls which show the NIEHS public information line (919-541-3345) as the source. NIEHS is not purposely placing those calls. NIEHS is working closely with our phone service providers to resolve this issue promptly.

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Emergency Security Contact:
Call 919-541-7515 to get in direct contact with NIEHS Security.
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Educational Tours: Educational tours/visits of NIEHS are available. The tours offer area K thru 12 and college/university students and teachers the opportunity to learn about a wide range of fascinating topics related to environmental health, along with an inside look at some of the career options available to those who are considering employment in biomedical research. Institute tours are conducted weekdays during normal business hours (8:30 am to 5:00 pm) and are reserved on a first-come first-served basis. Tour groups are limited to 50 participants. More information on NIEHS tours and our request form.
Inclement Weather Operating Status:
Call 919-541-9000, press 1 when recording starts, immediately press 7 to listen to the announcement.
The NIEHS restricts delivery of all supplies and equipment to a Central Receiving Warehouse with several exceptions:

Packages that only include documents (not supplies or equipment) may be delivered by overnight delivery couriers (such as Federal Express, DHL, Airborne, and others) as described below:

Destination NIEHS Campus: packages are delivered to the Central Mailroom and delivered twice daily.
(Individual's name or office name)
Mail Drop
105 T. W. Alexander Drive
RTP, NC 27709
(Include individual's phone number).

Destination Keystone Building: packages are delivered directly by the courier to the recipient.
(Individual's name or office name)
Room Number
530 Davis Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
(Include individual's phone number).

More delivery instructions for special cases.
Clinical Center Concerns:

Submitting a Complaint to Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Complainants may submit allegations of noncompliance by e-mail, mail, or fax to OHRP's Director of the Division of Compliance Oversight, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD, 20852 (email; fax 240-453-6909). OHRP accepts complaints submitted anonymously, and asks complainants who identify themselves to OHRP whether OHRP may reveal their identity to the institution where the alleged noncompliance may have occurred.

If you have any questions, you may contact OHRP at 240-453-6900 or visit the HHS OHRP webpage for more information.
Call Us:
Call the Office of Communications & Public Liaison at 919-541-3345. The NIEHS staff can help answer questions about the NIEHS and its research portfolio.

We cannot provide personalized medical advice to individuals about their condition or treatment.
Write Us:
Write to NIEHS @:
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
P.O. Box 12233, MD K3-16
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA 27709-2233
Fax Us:
Fax the NIEHS at 301-480-2978.
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