Announcements

COUHES Covid Update

On December 21, 2021, an announcement was sent to the MIT Community in response to human subject research activities in the changing Omicron environment.

Important updates to the COUHES policy on the restart of direct person-to-person research

On August 2, 2021, an announcement was sent to the MIT Community announcing updated policies regarding direct person-to-person human subject research.

COUHES Data Classification and Information Protection Policy Announcement

On March 3, 2021, an announcement was sent to the MIT Community announcing a new COUHES data classification and information protection policy was implemented with COUHES Connect, in collaboration with IS&T.  

Memo Regarding Guidance to Restart Direct Person-to-person Human Subject Research

We are pleased to provide guidance on the restart of direct person-to-person human subject research while in the Covid-19 environment. 

Important COUHES Connect Update

Starting in 2020 we will begin the implementation of COUHES Connect across all MIT departments.

COUHES Connect: Phase II Update

The COUHES office has begun using Connect to prepare and submit Comprehensive Review protocols, amendments, renewals and perform all other protocol actions.

Update to COUHES Connect: Exempt Evaluations – Funding Source Maintenance and View Access

Investigators conducting research determined by the COUHES Connect Exempt Evaluation to meet the criteria for exemption must follow the Investigator Responsibilities Guidelines for exempt research, which include responsibilities and management tasks outside of COUHES.

Important COUHES update: Revised Common Rule – Effective Date January 21, 2019

We want to let you know that there is an important COUHES update with regard to the Revised Common Rule (effective January 21, 2019).  Please see the email that was sent to all investigators and individuals that are listed on a protocol. Visit the COUHES website for additional details. Contact couhes@mit.edu or call 617-253-6787 if you have any questions.