Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research (CUHSR)
Introduction and Background
When human beings are used as subjects in research projects, safeguards must be established to protect their health, well-being, and rights. Under the policies established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), this protection was extended to all human subjects regardless of the nature of research being performed. This protection required that Institutional Review Boards (IRB) at colleges and universities be established to review and act on all research proposals involving human subjects. The review board at Bradley is the University Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research (CUHSR). In 2018, HHS revised guidelines and exempted certain forms of research involving human subjects from review by Institutional Review Boards. On January 21, 2019 all IRB’s should be compliant with these new regulations. All human subjects research must be reviewed by CUHSR to determine whether it is exempt, expeditable, or requires full review.