IRB Agreements

The Department of Social and Health Services has established multiple project IRB Authorization Agreements with several institutions. These Agreements allow one institution to rely on the IRB review of another institution. If you are affiliated with any of these institutions, review the relevant Agreement below and check with the IRB of your home institution to determine whether they will rely on the Washington State IRB for the review of your research:

Federalwide Assurance numbers:

  • Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families FWA00026560
  • Dept. Social & Health Services FWA00000326
  • Dept. of Health FWA00000327
  • Dept. of Corrections  FWA00026064
  • Dept. of Labor & Industries FWA00000591
  • Health Care Authority FWA00017437
  • Office of Financial Management FWA00023017 


The current status of these Federalwide Assurances can be checked using the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Database search.