Federalwide Assurance and IRB Registration
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Federalwide Assurance (FWA) number: FWA00005031
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) FWA number: FWA00012860
Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) FWA number: FWA00031760
The FWAs have been approved by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Human Research Protections.
You may also confirm our FWA status and search by our FWA number.
IRB Registration Number
The IRB number is IRB00000547.
When a study involves one or more DOE sites, the study will typically be sent to the Central DOE IRB for review, unless the Oak Ridge Sitewide Institutional Review Board (ORSIRB) or other IRB internal or external to DOE is determined to be the preferred IRB of record and this alternate approach is authorized by ORSIRB Institutional Officials and the DOE Human Subjects Protection Program Manager (as required by DOE Order 443.1C).
Central DOE IRB
Both ORAU and ORNL have executed Reliance Agreements with the Central DOE IRB.
- Department of Energy IRB #1 (IRB00007622)
Central DOE IRB-Classified
The review of classified research involving human subjects or any study funded through the Strategic Intelligence Partnership Program will be referred to the Central DOE IRB-Classified as required by DOE Order 443.1C. Both ORAU and ORNL have executed Reliance Agreements with the Central DOE IRB-Classified.
- Department of Energy IRB #2 (IRB00008956)