The blsa.nih.gov website is provided as a public service by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIA complies with requirements for privacy and security established by NIH, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Collection of private personal information is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 241. The primary use of this information is to review and process data use requests. When you create an account, you may be asked to enter personally identifiable information (PII) such as your name, email, mailing address, or phone number. The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging platform is used to process requests for the right to use and analyze BLSA data. This information is not used for any other purpose and is not shared outside of NIA. Read more about this process on the How to Apply page.
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