An FWA requires the institution to designate at least one committee to perform ethical review of proposed human subjects research and to register this committee with OHRP. The University has two internal IRBs registered with OHRP.
Federal regulations allow institutions to designate an IRB from another FWA-holding institution as the IRB of Record (or reviewing IRB) as long as a formal agreement (e.g., IAA or contract) is in place.
Several institutions have designated one or both of the University IRBs for all non-exempt human subjects research conducted at their institutions or by their investigators. Considered University "affiliates," these institutions include the following:
On a case-by-case basis and only in response to a written request, the University IRBs will consider the following options for external investigators, institutions, or IRBs: