Federalwide Assurances and IRB Registration Numbers


Federalwide Assurances (FWAs)

Updated Terms of Assurance (June 2011)
FAQs on the Assurance Process

The University of Southern California maintains assurances of compliance, called Federalwide Assurances (FWAs), with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The University is required to enter into this agreement because it receives federal funding for research involving human subjects. The Federalwide Assurances applicable to studies conducted at USC are:

Health Sciences Campus FWA # 00005906 Expires: 2/23/2020
University Park Campus FWA # 00007099 Expires: 9/12/2020
Department of Defense
and Department of Navy FWA Addendum
FWA # DoD N-A3060
Addendum for UPC
Addendum for HSC
Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center FWA # 00005905 Expires: 1/28/2020

OHRP Database for Approved FWAs and Registered IRBs

IRB Registration Numbers

All Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) designated in an FWA or that review FDA regulated research, must be registered with the US Health and Human Services (HHS). At USC, these include:

University Park IRB IRB # 00000387 (OHRP Research Only)
Health Sciences IRB #1 IRB # 00000484 (OHRP/FDA Research)
Health Sciences IRB #2 IRB # 00002880 (OHRP/FDA Research)
Health Sciences IRB #3 IRB # 00002881 (OHRP/FDA Research)

Delegation Memorandums

Institutional Official Memorandum (11/23/05)
Delegation of Institutional Official (11/22/05)
OPRS Establishment and Delegation of Executive Director (2/9/04)