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Letters From the Vice Dean

October 20, 2017

Change in Federalwide Assurance (FWA) Numbers

By November 1, 2017 we will make changes to streamline the number of FWAs held by the institution and ensure that each legal entity has one FWA. This will require closing out some existing FWAs assigned to organizations that are components under either the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine FWA number or The Johns Hopkins Health System FWA number. Functionally nothing else regarding IRB review or our human research protections program will change. However, organizational components should please take note of the new FWA that will be affiliated with each component and ensure only the two FWAs listed below are referenced moving forward.

FWA Numbers & Components:

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine [FWA00005752]

Includes the following components:

  • The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Health Systems [FWA00006087]

Includes the following components:

  • All Children’s Health System, Inc.
  • Howard County General Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Inc.
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
  • Johns Hopkins Regional Physicians, LLC
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Suburban Hospital and Health System

The following separate FWAs should no longer be referenced as of November 1, 2017:

  • All Children's Hlth System, Inc., FWA00000977 - expires10/17/18
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, FWA00006088-expires 6/4/2019
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, FWA00006089-expires 3/6/2022
  • Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, FWA00002251-expires 3/13/2022
  • Howard County General Hospital, FWA00005743-expires 1/27/2020
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital, FWA00003508 - expires  8/13/18
  • Suburban Hospital and Health System  - FWA00005924 - expires 3/6/2022

For additional questions about FWAs please visit: https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/regulations-and-policy/guidance/faq/assurance-process/index.html

For questions regarding the changes to our existing FWAs, please contact Megan Kasimatis Singleton, Assistant Dean for Human Research Protection at msingl16@jhmi.edu or (443) 287-0204.