Wayne State University

The Institutional Review Board

reviews and approves research involving human subjects, ensuring that all human subject research at Wayne State be conducted in accordance with all federal, institutional and ethical guidelines.


Federal Wide Assurance

Wayne State University operates its Human Research Protection Program under a Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) on file with the Office for Human Research Protection with identification number: FWA 00002460. This registration can be accessed by typing in "Wayne State U" at this website: http://ohrp.cit.nih.gov/search/fwasearch.aspx?styp=bsc.

Individually registered IRB committee numbers:

  • IRB00006856 is for PH1- Medical
  • IRB00000325 is for M1- Medical adult
  • IRB00000326 is for MP2- Medical and Pediatric
  • IRB00000327 is for B3- Social, Behavioral, Education, and
  • IRB00000328 is for MP4- Medical and Pediatric

This FWA covers the WSU IRBs and its affiliated health care institutions (Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital/University Health Center, Sinai-Grace Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Huron Valley/Sinai Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, John D. Dingell Veterans Administration Medical Center, Michigan Orthopedic Surgery Hospital, and Oakwood Healthcare System).

For questions, concerns or suggestions regarding the Human Research Protection Program, please call (313) 577-1628.

Good Clinical Practice Letter of Compliance (PDF)

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