Mission of the Department of Human Research

The mission of the Department of Human Research is to:

  • Protect the rights and welfare of human subjects who participate in research conducted by Northeastern University faculty, staff, and students in accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) policy and regulations, the Food and Drug Administration regulations at 21 CFR 50 and 21 CFR 56, all other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations as well as policies of NU’s network of domestic campuses.
  • Promote a culture of safe and ethical research in a compliant environment.
  • Partner with investigators and our research community.
  • Provide administrative support to the Institutional Review Board.