The Federal wide Assurance (FWA) is the only type of assurance currently accepted and approved by the Federal Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). Through the FWA, an institution commits to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the institution (in this case, UNTHSC) will comply with the requirements in the HHS Protection of Human Subjects regulations at 45 CFR Part 46. In addition, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to be registered with OHRP and to comply with all regulations and requirements associated with an OHRP-issued FWA.
Regulatory Information for the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) at Fort Worth is as follows:
FWA Number: 00005755
IRB Number: 00000702
IORG Number: 0000415