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

Drop-In ESTR Training

January 28, 2016

IRB experts are available during these open information sessions to answer any questions about both the ESTR system and IRB review requirements. Please consider bringing a laptop to the session for more efficient assistance.

CUHS Closed During Winter Recess

December 14, 2015

Don’t Forget! The CUHS office will be closed during the Harvard Winter Recess, December 25th through January 3rd.

ESTR Maintenance

November 30, 2015

ESTR will be unavailable between 6:30pm ET and 7:30pm ET on Tuesday, December 1 for scheduled maintenance.

Comment Period Extended

November 24, 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies are extending by 30 days the comment period on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The new comment period deadline is January 6, 2016.

Seeking Comments on the Proposed Changes to the Common Rule

November 6, 2015

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have announced proposed revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991.  A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015 (PDF 1063 KB). 

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