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Federalwide Assurance (FWA) and IRB Registration

An Assurance is the documentation of institutional commitment to comply with Federal regulations and maintain adequate programs and procedures for the protection of human participants. This is the principal mechanism for compliance oversight by the Office for Human Research Protections.   The University of Vermont Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) which serve the University of Vermont and UVM Medical Center are organized and operate in compliance with the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration regulations. 

Federalwide Assurance Information

The IRBs that serve the two institutions are registered to the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College (IORG 0000289) with the Department of Health & Human Services. Registration numbers for the IRBs are:

  • IRB00000485 (IRB #1 - Biomedical I IRB - OHRP/FDA)
  • IRB00000486 (IRB #2 - Behavioral IRB - OHRP)
  • IRB00000487 (IRB #3 - Biomedical II IRB - OHRP/FDA)
  • Expiration dates for the IRB registrations are available at

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