Research Related Offices

Resources

Engineering & Applied Sciences

Office of Research and Planning

The Office of Research and Planning (ORP) at SEAS works with the faculty community to help define their information and logistical needs for developing new large, multi-institutional research initiatives and grant opportunities, and to ensure that those needs are met in a timely manner. As the clearing-house for research development and policies, ORP represents the school at government and industry consortiums and responds to external requests for information.

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Standing Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research

The CUHS, an FAS Standing Committee, reviews and has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities conducted under the auspices of the University-Area institutions. The CUHS is required to ensure that the rights and welfare of research subjects are appropriately safeguarded.

Graduate School of Education

Standing Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research

The CUHS, an FAS Standing Committee, reviews and has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities conducted under the auspices of the University-Area institutions. The CUHS is required to ensure that the rights and welfare of research subjects are appropriately safeguarded.

Harvard Divinity School

Standing Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research

The CUHS, an FAS Standing Committee, reviews and has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities conducted under the auspices of the University-Area institutions. The CUHS is required to ensure that the rights and welfare of research subjects are appropriately safeguarded.

Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Library

The Harvard Law School Library, located in Langdell Hall, is the largest academic law library in the world. The collections, which include more than 2.3 million volumes on fourteen miles of shelves, support teaching and research at the Law School, and serve as a resource for legal scholars from around the world.

Standing Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research

The CUHS, an FAS Standing Committee, reviews and has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities conducted under the auspices of the University-Area institutions. The CUHS is required to ensure that the rights and welfare of research subjects are appropriately safeguarded.

Harvard School of Public Health

OFS Sponsored Programs Administration

The mission of OFS SPA is to provide:

  • Timely and effective delivery of service to HSPH faculty
  • Protection of the professional and academic rights of faculty in working with external parties
  • Education of faculty and staff on regulations, policies, and procedures that affect the conduct of their research
  • Contributions to the non-technical development of effective proposals
  • Fair and accurate representation of faculty in administrative interactions with sponsors
  • Protection of the legal and financial interests of the University and the School
  • Assuring proper stewardship of sponsor funds

School of Dental Medicine

HMS/HSDM Committee on Human Studies

The Harvard Faculty of Medicine established the Committee on Human Studies (also referred to as the CHS or IRB) to review research projects and activities that involve human participants, and to oversee the implementation of all policies and procedures for human studies research.

HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows

The HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows works to enhance the development and experience of the postdoctoral community by recognizing the valuable contributions of postdoctoral scholars, developing a firm foundation on which to build a comprehensive training and career development experience, encouraging individual responsibility, fostering mentoring and cultivating a sense of community.

HMS/HSDM Sponsored Programs Administration

In support of the research mission of Harvard Medical School, SPA provides specified research support services to HMS departments, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and NEPRC; compliance oversight of sponsored research activities related to these research support services; and expert advice to the faculty and departments related to these research support services.

HMS/HSDM/HSPH Ombuds Office

At Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health, the Ombudsperson provides an impartial review to surface and fairly resolve problems that arise within the organizations, and to give generic upward feedback on systemic concerns to senior management.

Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Committee on Professional Conduct

The Committee on Professional Conduct advises the Dean and individual faculty members on problems involving conflicts of interest and commitment. It is also responsible for a first review of allegations of such matters as plagiarism or falsification or fabrication of data by a member of the faculty or research staff. For more information, contact Gearoid Griffin, Research Integrity Officer, in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Committee on Research Policy

The Committee on Research Policy is primarily responsible for advising the Dean on matters of research policy and administration, including those regarding institutional grants or program grants cutting across departmental lines and involving significant resources. For more information, contact Pat Fitzgerald, Associate Dean for Research Administration.

FAS Research Administration Services

FAS Research Administration Services actively supports the educational mission of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences by: enhancing training; addressing emerging issues; anticipating and solving problems; improving systems in collaboration with researchers, scholars, and administrators across the FAS and throughout the University; and representing the interests of FAS researchers and administrators in discussions with University decision-makers.

Standing Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research

The CUHS, an FAS Standing Committee, reviews and has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities conducted under the auspices of the University-Area institutions. The CUHS is required to ensure that the rights and welfare of research subjects are appropriately safeguarded.

Harvard Business School

HBS Research Administration

For information about research funding, policies, support services or other issues related to HBS intellectual capital, please contact Alain Bonacossa, Director, Research Administration and Intellectual Property Management (617-496-6348).

Standing Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research

The CUHS, an FAS Standing Committee, reviews and has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities conducted under the auspices of the University-Area institutions. The CUHS is required to ensure that the rights and welfare of research subjects are appropriately safeguarded.

Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Research Administration Office

RAO provides a wide range of services to support externally sponsored faculty research, outreach and training initiatives. It manages the review and approval of proposals and provides consultation for faculty and staff.

Standing Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research

The CUHS, an FAS Standing Committee, reviews and has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities conducted under the auspices of the University-Area institutions. The CUHS is required to ensure that the rights and welfare of research subjects are appropriately safeguarded.

Harvard Medical School

HMS/HSDM Committee on Human Studies

The Harvard Faculty of Medicine established the Committee on Human Studies (also referred to as the CHS or IRB) to review research projects and activities that involve human participants, and to oversee the implementation of all policies and procedures for human studies research.

HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows

The HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows works to enhance the development and experience of the postdoctoral community by recognizing the valuable contributions of postdoctoral scholars, developing a firm foundation on which to build a comprehensive training and career development experience, encouraging individual responsibility, fostering mentoring and cultivating a sense of community.

HMS/HSDM Sponsored Programs Administration

In support of the research mission of Harvard Medical School, SPA provides specified research support services to HMS departments, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and NEPRC; compliance oversight of sponsored research activities related to these research support services; and expert advice to the faculty and departments related to these research support services.

HMS/HSDM/HSPH Ombuds Office

At Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health, the Ombudsperson provides an impartial review to surface and fairly resolve problems that arise within the organizations, and to give generic upward feedback on systemic concerns to senior management.

Office of Biological Safety

The Office of Biological Safety facilitates the Committee on Microbiological Safety (COMS). COMS is a standing faculty committee that reviews all research involving recombinant DNA as well as work involving biohazards at Harvard and its 16 affiliated institutions. The Office provides the administrative support for the Committee and the technical review of COMS applications.

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Office of Human Subject Protection

Introduced in October 1999 and formerly known as the Animal and Human Studies Office, ORSP is the final common pathway for all investigators seeking approval for research involving animal or human subjects. Its mission is to ensure that all research subjects are protected from harm and unnecessary discomfort while involved in a research project.

Radcliffe Institute

Standing Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research

The CUHS, an FAS Standing Committee, reviews and has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities conducted under the auspices of the University-Area institutions. The CUHS is required to ensure that the rights and welfare of research subjects are appropriately safeguarded.