Welcome to the Office of Human Research Administration

Our mission is to protect the rights and welfare of subjects involved in human research and to provide support and education to the Harvard Longwood Medical Area research community (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Faculty of Medicine).

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The Office of Human Research Administration (OHRA) at Harvard Longwood Medical Area is a comprehensive administrative office designed to review, approve, assist, and oversee all human research projects conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. OHRA is the primary component of Harvard Longwood Medical Area’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). Within OHRA there are two major units: IRB Operations and Quality Improvement Program.