IRB Assurance Number

A Federalwide Assurance Number FWA00000301 has been approved for Boston University Medical Center. See Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) website:

There are a total of four review panels. Protocols approved by any of the four boards are covered by this Assurance.  There are seven IRB meetings per month. The IRB registration numbers are as follows:

IRB00000377 Boston U Med Center IRB – Blue
IRB00000376 Boston U Med Center IRB – Green
IRB00001093 Boston U Med Center IRB – Purple
IRB00008404 Boston University Medical Center IRB #4 – Orange

If you need a letter from the IRB concerning the BUMC FWA, please click here.

FYI-Institution Identification Numbers for Boston University Medical Campus can be found on the OSP website under Quick Links to reach the following url:



The BU-Charles River Campus (BU-CRC) has a separate IRB with its own Federalwide Assurance Number FWA00002457. For more information, please contact the BU-CRC IRB directly:

Boston University Charles River Campus
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
25 Buick Street, Room 157
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617-358-6115

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine