Office for Human Research Studies

The Office for Human Research Studies (OHRS) oversees the scientific and Institutional Review Board review processes for all cancer relevant research conducted by the five Harvard clinical institutions under the umbrella of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. OHRS is responsible for ensuring the administrative and regulatory management, implementation, and operation of the Protocol Review and Monitoring System; the system for the institutional review board review of research;  the Health Improvement Portability and Accountability Act as it relates to research; and activation of Research Protocols.

OHRS News & Updates

  • March 08, 2019 – Office for Human Research Studies

    In response to feedback regarding the OHRS Verification Process, OHRS has designed a more efficient and collaborative verification request process. After consulting with your institutional technology transfer or...

  • February 19, 2019 – Office for Human Research Studies

    The revised policy formally acknowledges that partners of participants are not DF/HCC research participants and should not be consented by DF/HCC investigators; any request for data collection from pregnant partners...

  • January 30, 2019 – Office for Human Research Studies

    In preparation for the upcoming implementation of the new PRMS system (iRIS), protocol and amendment activation will transition from OHRS to ODQ on February 4, 2019. I am writing to give you a heads up about this change...

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