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

Undergraduate Research Ethics Training

November 4, 2016

To help undergraduates properly prepare to conduct research, the IRB will offer training in the fall of 2016 (for spring and summer 2017 projects). This training is designed to help you develop a proposal that minimizes risk and to guide you on completing templates for the protocol and informed consent documents.  

Research Ethics training seminars for undergraduates will be offered on the following dates:

  • Monday, November 28, 4:00-5:30pm, Harvard Hall 102
  • Thursday, December 1, 5:00-6:30pm, Sever Hall 102

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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