A Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) is the documentation of an institution’s commitment to comply with Federal regulations and maintain policies and procedures for the protection of human participants. An institution must have an FWA in order to receive Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) support for research involving human subjects. This is the principal mechanism for compliance oversight by the Office for Human Research Protections.

OSU’s IRB has been issued the following number by the DHHS: FWA00003920

The expiration date for this assurance changes frequently. If you need the expiration date, please visit http://ohrp.cit.nih.gov/search/fwasearch.aspx?styp=bsc , enter the FWA Number above, and click "Search".