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).
Human subjects research at Harvard University is guided by the ethical principles set forth in the Belmont Report. (Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research). The minimum standards are set by the Department of Health and Human Services regulations at 45 CFR part 46 and the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations at 21 CFR part 50 and 21 CFR part 56.
Go to the Contact Us link on the menu at the left for a list of staff and CUHS contact information. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always appreciated and addressed as quickly as possible.