Office of Human Subjects Research

About the OHSR

Welcome to the home page of the Office of Human Subjects Research (OHSR). OHSR operates within the Office of the Deputy Director for Intramural Research (DDIR), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH is part of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) which is, in turn, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

The NIH's Intramural Research Program (IRP) is located on a 300-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Researchers in the NIH's IRP conduct and collaborate in many different kinds of research activities including research involving people as subjects. The OHSR was established to help IRP investigators understand and comply with the ethical guidelines and regulatory requirements for research involving human subjects. OHSR's overall goal is to promote and support the IRP's efforts to conduct innovative research which protects the rights and promotes the welfare of human subjects. An overview of OHSR's activities is provided in OHSR Information Sheet #1.

OHSR Contact information:

Building 10, Room 2C146
Bethesda, MD 20892-1154

Phone: 301-402-3444
Fax: 301-402-3443