Office for Human Research Studies

Protection of Subjects & Research Excellence

The Office for Human Research Studies (OHRS) protects the rights and safety of our research subjects while facilitating research excellence. We oversee scientific and Institutional Review Board review processes for the DF/HCC.

Submissions to OHRS are now in iRIS!

The new submission forms are dynamic, streamlined, and completed entirely within the iRIS PRMS system.

Learn more about iRIS.

Note: Only a handful of Special Submission Forms are completed offline and attached to the submission in iRIS.

News & Updates

  • July 29, 2021 – Office for Human Research Studies

    The recorded version of the 6/22 OHRS Office Hours: Top 10 IRB Conditions is now available to view online: OHRS Office Hours: Top 10 IRB Conditions Please contact OHRS@dfci.harvard.edu with questions about this...
  • January 25, 2021 – COVID-19

    Whenever possible, we want to allow research participants to be vaccinated against COVID-19, if they choose to do so, and minimize any impact on their research participation. To that end, if the research protocol is...

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