Research with Human Subjects

University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects

Welcome to the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects (UCAIHS) website! The site has been designed to help you:

  • Determine if your work must be reviewed and approved by the UCAIHS;
  • Understand federal regulations and NYU policies concerning human subjects in research;
  • Prepare an application for review and approval to the UCAIHS;
  • Respond to any concerns or requested revisions the UCAIHS may request after the initial review.

At New York University, all research involving human subjects (funded or not funded) must be reviewed and approved by the University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) before being carried out. The UCAIHS, which serves as NYU's IRB for the Washington Square units of the University, is authorized to review and approve research involving human subjects through an agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Human Research Protections called a Federal Wide Assurance.

See the section on How to Apply to get started with the application process, including whether your proposed work requires UCAIHS review and approval.