1. An agent of OSU means students, staff, or faculty
2. In order to certify a study team member, use the Certification of Collaborators form. This form should be submitted to the IRB Office at the time of Continuing Review for non-exempt studies and with the Final Report for exempt studies. Please contact our office for questions about this process
3. An assurance is an agreement between an institution and the federal Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) It is also called a Federal Wide Assurance (FWA).
For more information, please also see the Decision Tree, “My Project Involves an External IRB: Are there Additional Requirements?”