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The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) has responsibility for oversight for the compliance of federal regulations for the protection of human research subjects as defined under 45 CFR Part 46, also known as the Common Rule. In carrying out this responsibility, OHRP reviews allegations of noncompliance involving human subject research projects that are either:

  • Directly supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), or

  • Being conducted at an institution that has an agreement in place under its Assurance of Compliance to provide OHRP jurisdiction over all research, regardless of source of support.  (This is a voluntary amendment to the Federal Wide Assurance Agreement (FWA) and is not required by institutions.)

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