The COUHES Staff is now offering drop-in virtual sessions for researchers to join and meet with the COUHES administrators one-on-one to answer any questions, comments, or concerns.

On November 1, 2021, China enacted a new data privacy law, the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL). The new law affects how data can be collected from research subjects in China. If your research involves collecting information from subjects in China, contact COUHES as soon as possible regarding compliance with a new China Privacy Law.

For investigators who wish to restart direct person-to-person research,
please visit our update COVID-19 Policy page.

COUHES was established to act as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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COUHES meets monthly, generally on the third Thursday of every month.

Meeting dates and times can be found on Dates & Deadlines.

Revisions to the Common Rule - COUHES Requirements changed in January 2019