The Homewood Institutional Review Board (HIRB) holds a Federalwide Assurance (FWA) from the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The FWA is a binding agreement between DHHS and the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Through the FWA, JHU assures the Federal government that it will comply with all Federal requirements (including Title 45, Part 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations) for all human participant research supported by the divisions served by HIRB and/or conducted by faculty, students, or staff in these divisions, regardless of whether the research is funded and, if funded, irrespective of the funding source.

HIRB’s FWA covers the JHU divisions listed below. For the sake of simplicity, these divisions will be referred to as the Homewood Divisions or Homewood Schools on the HIRB website and in HIRB documents.

  • Carey Business School
  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
  • Peabody Institute
  • School of Education
  • Whiting School of Engineering

The Homewood IRB FWA remains in effect until 12/14/2027. You can view the components of Homewood FWA at the OHRP website by clicking “FWA” tab and entering “Homewood Schools”.

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