Research Policies and Resources

Research requires the cooperation of individuals with a broad range of expertise and the use of a wide variety of materials and equipment. In response to federal government requirements, Harvard University has developed policies and guidelines designed to ensure that these activities are conducted with integrity and with due regard for the health, safety, and privacy of everyone concerned. Below you will find a link to University-wide research policies and, where available, Faculty Handbooks provided by individual Schools with specific information on research and research management.


Harvard Research Vice Provost for Research
University Policies & Guidelines University Research Offices & Committees

Harvard Business School (HBS)

  • Please contact Rae Mucciarone Horton in Faculty Administration at (617) 495-6910 for a copy of the Business School Faculty Handbook.
  • Faculty & Research

Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD)

Harvard Divinity School (HDS)

  • Please contact Karin Grundler-Whitacre, Assistant Dean for Faculty and Academic Administration, (617) 495-4515.
  • Research Publications

Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE)

John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)

Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)

Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Harvard Law School (HLS)

Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (SPH)

Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM)