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Clinical Research Support

Office for Human Research Studies (OHRS)




You are responsible for using the most current version of our IRB forms posted on this website.   If you do not, and outdated forms are submitted to OHRS, it is possible that the submission will not be processed or reviewed by the SRC and/or IRB.  Please make sure to to ALWAYS download forms directly from this website.  Forms downloaded to your computer will not be the most recent version and will delay review.  Opening forms directly from the OHRS website before filling them out and submitting them to us will assure you have the most up-to-date form and will save both you and the OHRS time. 

HIPAA Information for Researchers

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Regulations establish rigorous guidelines which cover all "use and disclosure" of "protected health information."

HIPAA can be found at this link:

Certain Barriers to Research Removed by HHS February 2013 [LINK]


Please contact OHRS at 617-632-3029 to determine if you should submit any of the following HIPAA forms.