FWA & IRB Registrations
Below is a list of Phronetik's FWA and IRB registrations and instructions on how to search for them.
Federalwide Assurance (FWA) Information
A Federalwide Assurance (FWA) is a way that institutions can let federal agencies know that they intend to comply with the regulations for the protection of human research participants. An FWA is required of institutions engaged in nonexempt research with human participants that is conducted or supported by the DHHS. Because it is federalwide, it is accepted by other federal agencies and departments that have adopted the Common Rule and that support research with human participants.
The Federal Policy (Common Rule) for the protection of human subjects requires that each institution "engaged" in Federally supported human subject research file an Assurance with the DHHS Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP). The Assurance formalizes the institution's commitment to protect human subjects. Phronetik's Federalwide Assurance (FWA00033081) was approved in February 2023 and remains active unless otherwise notified. The FWA expiration date is revised each time Phronetik's FWA is modified.
To verify the current expiration date of Phronetik's FWA, go to the OHRP website and use these criteria to search the database:
Document Type: Assurances (FWAs)
FWA Number: 00033081
Below is a sample search result. The "Type" column verifies that Phronetik has an FWA and the "Status" column verifies it is active. By clicking on the institution name listed in the "Institution" column, the current expiration date of the FWA can be verified. Note: the link below is inactive.
IRB Registration Information
The Phronetik IRBs are registered with OHRP. To verify that Phronetik's IRBs are registered (i.e., active) with OHRP, go to the OHRP website and use these criteria to search the database:
Document Type: Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
IRB Number: 00013784
Below is a sample search result. The "IRB Type" column verifies the IRB is registered with OHRP and the "Status" column indicates the registration is active. Note: the link below is inactive.