Undergraduate students at Harvard are encouraged to become deeply involved in the research life of the University. There is a vast array of opportunities for students at all experience levels to participate in academic inquiry, from research assistantships to independent projects. Read more about Undergraduate Research and Course Projects
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
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.
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.
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.