Federalwide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects
The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) requires that federally funded research that involves human participants, and that is not otherwise exempt, only be conducted at facilities that have a FWA. A FWA is an agreement between an institution and the government that designates the IRB that will review and oversee the research, specifies the ethical principles under which the research will be conducted, and identifies the individuals at the institution who are responsible for the proper conduct of the research. The terms of a FWA are established by OHRP.
The CHA FWA # is FWA00000014. We have created a statement of attestation that CHA has a FWA. You can print a copy of the memorandum for your records or for a sponsor.
OHRP has established a publically available searchable database with all issued FWAs and all IRB registrations.