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United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Federalwide Assurance Number


From the OHRP website:

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The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) protects the rights, welfare, and well-being of subjects involved in research conducted or supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and helps ensure that such research is carried out in accordance with the regulations described at 45 CFR part 46.

OHRP provides leadership in the protection of human subjects participating in such research by providing clarification and guidance, developing educational programs and materials, and maintaining regulatory oversight.

To carry out their research mission, nearly 10,000 universities, hospitals, and other research institutions in the U.S. and abroad have formal agreements (� assurances� )with OHRP to comply with the regulations pertaining to human subject protections.

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The Federalwide Assurance (FWA) number assigned to the UW is:

  • University of Winnipeg (The), FWA00013649
You will find this approval listed on the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) website at:  http://ohrp.cit.nih.gov/search/fwasearch.aspx?styp=bsc.  Funding agencies use this website to verify that an institution holds an active OHRP-approved FWA.

For more information, please visit the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) website at:  http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp.