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

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. 

No Wednesday Drop-In Hours This Summer

June 1, 2016

Drop-In hours will start up again on September 7; in the meantime, you are always welcome to make an appointment to come in and meet with one of our reviewers one-on-one. Just send an email to and we will get back to you.

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