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Human Studies Committee

The charge of the HSC is to safeguard the individual  rights and welfare of human subjects of research and ensure that clinical research is conducted according to federal, State, and institutional policies and regulations.

Click here to access the HSC 2014 Schedule

For HSC Protocol Submission forms, please go to IRBNet.

Adverse Events and Unanticipated Problems Reporting Policy
IRB Fee Policy
Noncompliance Policy
PI and HSC Jurisdiction Policy - January 2013
Protocol Exception and Reporting of Protocol Violations Policy - January 2013

Training in Human Subjects Research
Personnel Requirements (Updated 2/25/2014)

Contact Info:

         Human Studies Committee (HSC) 
         Fariba Houman
         Director, Human Research Protections Program
         (617) 573-3446


Guidance for Industry - Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs)
Harvard Committee on Microbiological Safety (COMS)
PRIM&R - Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research


Good Clinical Practice in FDA-Regulated Clinical Trials
Guidance for Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), Clinical Investigators and Sponsors

Inclusion of Children Policy Implementation

Office of Human Research Protections, Health and Human Services
OHRP Policy & Guidance
The Belmont Report
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects 'Common Rule'

Guidance on Certificates on Confidentiality
The Nuremberg Code





Page updated 4/10/2014.