Programs of the Office of the Science Advisor (OSA)

Human Studies Review Board

The Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) is a federal advisory committee that provides advice, information and recommendations on issues of human subjects research.

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About the Human Studies Review Board

The Human Studies Review Board provides advice and recommendations on:

  1. Research proposals and protocols
  2. Reports of completed research with human subjects
  3. How to strengthen EPA's programs for protection of human subjects of research

The HSRB reports to the EPA Administrator through EPA's Science Advisor. After each meeting the HSRB produces a Final Report that summarizes the advice and recommendations for each topic reviewed. 

This site contains materials that were made available to or produced by the HSRB. The meeting minutes and reports posted on this site are the products of the HSRB and represent the views and recommendations of the HSRB, not the EPA. They do not represent information approved or disseminated by the EPA and, hence, do not necessarily represent the views and policies of the EPA, nor of other agencies in the Executive Branch of the federal government, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute a recommendation for use.

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Charter and Bylaws

A charter for the Human Studies Review Board dated February 21, 2006, was issued in accordance with the provisions of FACA, 5 U.S.C. App.2 § 9. The Board's charter was reauthorized March 25, 2014. A link to information for HSRB members is also provided below.

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Membership and Meetings

The HSRB holds regular meetings throughout the year:

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