Institutional Review Board and Human Subjects Research

The IRBMED is the IRB for the UM Medical School and where projects conducted in PMR are submitted for approval. To open a new application or manage existing ones, go to and click on "Regulatory Management." For guidance on many issues related to the regulation of human subjects research and the application, go to the IRBMED's homepage

FWA (Federal Wide Assurance)

Click here to find FWA (Federal Wide Assurance) numbers you need for IRB applications when other institutions are on the application.

Data Use and Other Agreements

Data use and other agreements are important for sharing data or materials with collaborators outside of UM. These are submitted and processed under "Unfunded Agreements" or UFA (yes, even if they are funded projects) which is through Proposal Management. Go to For more information about UFAs,