The Committee on the Use of Human Subjects (CUHS) serves as the Institutional Review Board for the Cambridge and Allston campuses at Harvard. CUHS is located in the Research Administration Services (RAS) department of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS).

News & Announcements

Annual IRB Conference - November 14-17, 2016

October 19, 2016

The 2016 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference will bring together more than 2,300 professionals from public and private institutions, the federal government, industry, and academia.  The conference will be held from November 14 - 16.  As most of the CUHS office staff will be attending this conference to enhance our professional development, please expect slightly delayed responses during this time. 

Anticipated ESTR System Outage

June 14, 2016

ESTR will be unavailable for regular maintenance during the following times this weekend:

  • Saturday, June 18: for a brief period of time (about 10 minutes) between 6:30 PM and 12:30 AM EST.  Please save any work being conducted during this period minimize the impact of service interruption.
  • Sunday, June 19: for the entire window of 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM EST.  Please complete any in-system work before 6:00 PM to return after the maintenance period. 
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