Federalwide Assurance (FWA) and IRB Rosters

Federal regulations require an IRB to review research on human subjects if the research involves federal funding. In addition, the Biological Sciences Division of the University of Chicago has determined that all research undertaken at this institution or by those persons affiliated with this institution under its jurisdiction will undergo the same level of review as research that falls under federal regulations.

The University has obtained a Federalwide Assurance (FWA), which signifies that the University and the University of Chicago Medical Center are in compliance with the federal requirements for the protection of human subjects for federally-funded research. For details on the University's FWA and other institutional information, please visit the University Research Administration's website

The University FWA number is FWA00005565. Current expiration date of the FWA is 3/14/2022.

The University of Chicago IORG number is IORG0000201.

From the OHRP website: "If your institution is engaged in human subjects research (not otherwise exempt) that is conducted or supported by any agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), then your institution must have an OHRP-approved assurance of compliance with the HHS regulations (45 CFR 46.103) for the protection of human subjects." That is, if the institution is engaged in research and receiving any federal funding, the institution must have an FWA. To determine whether an institution with whom you may be collaborating has a current FWA, please see the OHRP website.

IRB Registration

The University of Chicago's 5 IRBs are all registered with OHRP. The 3 BSD IRBs are also registered with the FDA. The registration information is publicly available on OHRP's website. Information on the 3 BSD IRBs is also provided below.

Internal Name Federal Identification Number and Name
IRB Committee A IRB00000331 U of Chicago IRB #1A BSD/UCMC IRB
IRB Committee B IRB00000735 U of Chicago IRB #1B BSD/UCMC IRB
IRB Committee C IRB00002169 U of Chicago IRB #1C BSD/UCMC IRB


IRB Committee Rosters

The IRB Committee Rosters are available by committee. You may download these rosters below. If you require a roster from a prior time period, please contact the IRB staff. The Committees A, B, and C rosters were last updated February 13, 2019, effective February 13, 2019.

Committee A
Committee B
Committee C