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 Dean Gallant, Assistant Dean for Policy and Administration, or Gearoid Griffin, Research Integrity Officer.
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 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.
Every use of vertebrate animals in research and teaching (including the use of embryos, fish, and wild caught animals, or the observation of animals in the wild) must be approved in advance by the Harvard University/Faculty of Arts and Sciences Standing Committee on the Use of Animals in Research and Teaching, Harvard’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
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.