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The STANFORD HRPP (Human Research Protection Program) has received Certification from the Consortium for Applied Research Ethics (CARE~Q) on July 16, 2018.  Stanford received reaccreditation from the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) on December 21, 2022. 

The STANFORD HRPP is made up of five affiliated organizations. Each organization has its own Federalwide Assurance (FWA) with the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). The FWA numbers and their expiration dates are listed below.

Organization * FWA # Expires
Leland Stanford Junior U (aka Stanford U) FWA00000935 08/22/2027
Stanford Hospital & Clinics FWA00000934 01/29/2025
Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford FWA00000933 02/11/2025
VA Palo Alto Health Care System FWA00000929 03/12/2026
Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (aka PAVIR) FWA00000937 07/07/2025

* For confirmation from OHRP’s database of all FWA and registration numbers listed above, please use the FWA number or the exact names as listed above.

In addition, Stanford University has an institutional organization (IORG) number under which 8 IRBs are registered. The IORG number and IRB registration numbers are listed below. All IRBs except for IRB 2 are registered with both OHRP and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Organization IORG #/IRB Registration # Status
Leland Stanford Junior U IORG0000208 09/14/2025
IRB 1 IRB00000348 Active
IRB 2 IRB00000349 Active
IRB 3 IRB00000350 Active
IRB 4 IRB00000351 Active
IRB 5 IRB00004593 Active
IRB 6 IRB00004947 Active
IRB 7 IRB00005136 Active
IRB 8 IRB00006208 Active

Stanford University IRBs are in compliance with Good Clinical Practices (ICH/GCP) as consistent with US Food and Drug Administration Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR 50 and 56) and DHHS Regulations (45 CFR Part 46).