Federalwide Assurance of Compliance (FWA) Documentation

The Federalwide Assurance of Compliance (FWA) is a binding agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and UT Southwestern Medical Center.

In this document, UT Southwestern assures the federal government that it will meet all requirements of Title 45, Part 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46) for all human subject research regardless of sponsorship. Additional information regarding the statutory framework may be found under the “Regulatory Foundation of Human Research Protections" section.