University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects

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 serves as NYU's IRB for the the Washington Square units of the University. This site can 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

The UCAIHS 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.