The Harvard Longwood Campus Human Research Protection Program (HLC HRPP) is responsible for the review and oversight of Human Research conducted by agents of Harvard Longwood Medical Area (LMA) Schools including Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The HLC HRPP is a comprehensive system to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of participants in Human Research. It is comprised of the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance, which serves the essential administrative support; Institutional and School leadership; IRB Operations; Quality Improvement Program (QIP); investigators and their study staff; Department Chairs, and other relevant offices.

Read the Human Research Protection Program Plan to learn more about the ethical and regulatory requirements for the conduct and oversight of Human Research and the roles and responsibilities of the Program’s key components.

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Harvard Longwood Campus IRB (HLC IRB)

The HLC IRB is charged with the review and continuing oversight of human subjects research conducted by Harvard LMA Schools (HMS, HSDM, HSPH) faculty, staff, and students.
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Harvard Longwood Campus QIP (HLC QIP)

The HLC Quality Improvement Program (HLC QIP) works independently, but complementary to the HLC IRB, to facilitate the IRB review and approval process.  HLC QIP consists of three distinct units: Compliance, Education, and Human Research Support.