News

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 cuhs@fas.harvard.edu and we will get back to you.

Got Funding?

March 30, 2016

Please know that a formal determination from CUHS is required before the research can begin, even with studies that are determined to be “exempt”. More information on how to submit a study may be found here.

Human subjects training seminar for undergraduates

March 8, 2016

So that you may properly prepare to conduct human subjects research, the IRB will offer three Spring 2016 training sessions for undergraduates. 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. Training in the ethics of human subjects research is included. Click for dates and locations.

Proposed Changes to ClinicalTrials.gov

February 24, 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have released two proposals to increase the transparency of clinical trials via information submitted to ClinicalTrials.gov, a publicly accessible database operated by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the NIH. Click here for more information.