Through the FWA and the Terms of the FWA, an institution commits to HHS that it will comply with the requirements in the HHS Protection of Human Subjects regulations at 45 CFR part 46. The Federalwide Assurance (FWA) is the only type of assurance currently accepted and approved by OHRP.

File a New FWA

Learn how to file a new FWA with OHRP

Update/Renew FWA

Update a FWA following changes in an institutions name, human protections administrator, or signatory official, and renew a FWA every 5 years

Assurance Process Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Access FAQs about the FWA process

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