FWA and IRB Registration Numbers

Federalwide Assurances (FWAs)

FAQs on the Assurance Process

A Federalwide Assurance (FWA) is a binding written agreement between USC and OHRP.  It states that the University is guided by the ethical principles of the Belmont Report and will comply with federal regulations 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 46, or simply 45 CFR 46 for all federally funded human subjects research.

Federalwide Assurances applicable to studies conducted at USC:

Campus FWA# Expiration Date
HSC  00005906 11/07/2023
UPC 00007099 1/25/2022
LAC+USC Medical Center 00005905 1/28/2020

Print page with FWA expiration date from the database link below:

  1. Select FWA tab
  2. Enter FWA#
  3. Search and click on Institution
  4. Print page identifying Institution and expiration date in upper left hand corner

OHRP Database for Approved FWAs and Registered IRBs

Dept of Defense/ Dept of Navy FWA Addenda

Addendum for UPC
Addendum for HSC

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:

IRB Registration # Applicability
UPIRB 00000387 OHRP Research Only
HSIRB #1 00000484 OHRP/FDA Research
HSIRB #2 00002880 OHRP/FDA Research
HSIRB #3 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)