CUHS to Transition to OVPR

March 15, 2017

The Committee on the Use of Human Subjects (CUHS) office, staff, and IRB will be moving from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), Research Administration Services (RAS) to the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) in Central Administration (CADM), effective as of July 1st, 2017.

Historically, the CUHS was constituted as a standing faculty committee of the FAS, and the CUHS staff have remained embedded in FAS despite the growth in volume of human subject research from other university area schools (currently, half of the volume of research studies reviewed by CUHS are from schools other than FAS).  Although FAS has been responsible for the operation of the CUHS, policies governing human subject research are managed by the Provost's Office and the Institutional Official (IO) has always resided in the Provost’s Office. This organizational transition of the CUHS will ensure that the committee and staff responsible for providing this vital service to our research community is a responsibility shared by all schools and managed more centrally by the Provost's Office. We will continue to keep everyone posted as we confirm the logistics of this move.