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Local Policies and Federal Regulations

Local Policies and Federal Regulations

CWRU IRB Policies and Procedures

The CWRU IRB updated its policies and procedures in July 2017.  These policies are meant to serve as a tool for faculty, staff, and students who perform social science/behavioral studies, and low-risk biomedical research not conducted in a hospital setting.

CWRU IRB Policies + Procedures

University Policy on Human Participants in Research (updated 2015-06)

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

45 CFR 46
The Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46) can be found at

21 CFR 56

The Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR 56) can be found at

Case Western Reserve University Federalwide Assurance
CWRU has a Federalwide Assurance (FWA) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Human Research Protections OHRP.

CWRU FWA number: FWA00004428
CWRU IRB registration number: IRB00000683

The terms of our Federalwide Assurance can be found at