• Affiliated With

    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
    • Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital

Federalwide Assurance (FWA)

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.

    Contact Us

  • Ida Rego

    Office Contact P: (617) 806-8702 Email
  • IRB office mailing address

    Cambridge Health Alliance
    Institutional Review Board Office
    1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02139
  • J. Glover Taylor

    Institutional Official
    Chief Compliance Officer
  • Jennifer A. Graf

    Human Research Protection Program & Research Integrity
  • Lior Givon, MD, PhD

    IRB Chair Email
  • Sarah E. Nelson, PhD

    IRB Vice-Chair Email