HHS human subject protection regulations and policies require that any institution engaged in non-exempt human subjects research conducted or supported by HHS must submit a written assurance of compliance to OHRP. The Federalwide Assurance (FWA) is the only type of assurance of compliance accepted and approved by OHRP. FWAs also are approved by the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) for federalwide use, which means that other federal departments and agencies that have adopted the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (also known as the Common Rule) may rely on the FWA for the research that they conduct or support.
UTHSC's Federalwide Assurance (FWA) number is 00002301.
The HHS regulations at 45 CFR part 46, subpart E, require all IRBs to register with HHS if they will review human subjects research conducted or supported by HHS and are to be designated under an assurance of compliance approved for federalwide use (i.e., an FWA) by OHRP.
UTHSC's Registration number is IORG0000051.
The IRBs of UTHSC are as follows:
|IRB #||IRB Name||City|
|IRB00000070||UTHSC IRB #1||Memphis|
|IRB00000071||UTHSC IRB #2||Memphis|
|IRB00000072||UTHSC IRB #3||Memphis|
|IRB00000073||UTHSC IRB #4||Memphis|
|IRB00006910||UTHSC IRB #5||Knoxville|
|IRB00006911||UTHSC IRB #6||Chattanooga|
The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)’s Database for Registered IORGs and IRBs, Approved FWAs, and Documents Received in the Last 60 Days is located at http://ohrp.cit.nih.gov/search/.
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