Institutional Assurances and Certifications
The Institutional Assurances and Certifications component of the Institution Profile contains data elements that compose assurance/certification information about an institution (e.g., Human Subjects Assurance Number, Institutional Review Board [IRB] Approval Date, IRB Type, Animal Welfare Assurance Number, and Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee [IACUC] Unacknowledged Certification Explanation). The screen provides a means of viewing and managing the checklist of these assurances and certifications.
This component of the Institution Profile is viewable by clicking the Assurances & Certifications link on
There are two main sections of the screen, which are described below: Status and Assurances and Certifications.
The Status section of the screen displays the Office of Research and Integrity Certification Status for the institution. The values for this field are either Assurance OK or Expired. The expired status will display in red text as a warning.
The expiration date of the certification displays below the status, in red text if already expired.
Assurances and Certifications
The Assurances and Certification section provides a means for institutions to indicate (or view the indication of) compliance with particular laws, policies, and/or regulations as well as to indicate that it meets certain research requirements.
The list is available for viewing by anyone who has access to the Institution Profile. Read-only check marks display next to each assurance or certification in the list along with the date on which the institution indicated compliance.
Policy: Not all assurances and certifications may be applicable to each institution.
For detailed information about assurances:
Access the current Grants Policy Statement here (HTML or PDF): https://grants.nih.gov/policy/nihgps/index.htm
Once you are in the statement, search for "PUBLIC POLICY REQUIREMENTS" or even the name of a particular assurance, such as "smoke-free workplace" or "civil rights".
Editing the Assurances and Certifications
If you hold the SO role within an organization, you can edit the assurance and certification indicators in the Institution Profile.
This institution complies with all laws, policies and regulations prohibiting discrimination based on:
- Age Discrimination Assurance
- Civil Rights Assurance
- Handicapped Individuals Assurance
- Inclusion of Children Policy
- Sex Discrimination Assurance
- Women and Minority Inclusion Policy
This institution complies with all laws and regulations regarding:
- ClinicalTrials.gov Requirement
- Conflict of Interest Assurance
- Delinquent Debt Assurance
- Drugfree Workplace Assurance
- Impact of Grant Activities on the Environment and Historic Properties
- Institutional Debarment Assurance
- Lobbying Assurance
- Smoke-Free Workplace
Research at this institution meets all requirements for:
- Graduate Student Training for Doctoral Degrees (D43, TU2, T15, T32, T37, T90, U2R, U90, and U54/TL1 only)
- Human Subjects
- PI Assurance
- Prohibited Research
- Recombinant DNA and Human Gene Transfer
- Research Misconduct
- Research With Human Embryonic Stem Cells
- Select Agent Research
- Transplantation of Human Fetal Tissue
- Vertebrate Animals
Check or uncheck the certification and/or assurance indicator(s) as appropriate. You can also click the (explain your answer) link to access a text box in which you can provide additional information.
When you are done, click the Save All button at the top or bottom of the profile to save the changes. If you do not wish to save your changes, click the Discard Changes button instead.
Only signing official (SO) users can edit the Institution Profile, except for institutions that have a TTO administrator but no signing official, in which case, the TTO administrator can edit. For institutions with both an SO and TTO administrator, the TTO administrator can edit only the Extramural Technology Transfer Administration component.
Only SOs can see the Policy Documents tab, which contains the financial conflict of interest policy.