All use of animals in research or teaching must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate animal committee. Currently there are two committees, one for the University area, and one for the Longwood Medical Area.
Typically, a sponsor requires that proposed studies with animals be approved by the appropriate committee at the time the award is made. However, some may require the approval at the time of proposal submission. Please review the individual sponsor requirement prior to submitting a proposal and follow proper procedures with the appropriate committee.
All research using human subjects must be reviewed or designated as exempt from review by a Harvard Institutional Review Board (IRB). Currently, there are two IRBs: one for the University area schools and affiliates and one for the Harvard Longwood Medical Area.