Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

The University of Southern Maine (USM) Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) ensures the protection of the rights and welfare of persons participating in human subject research conducted at or affiliated with USM.

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)Institutional Review Board (IRB)Student Conducted
Research Resources

IRB Submission Process

  • Resources and Guidance
  • Submission Process
  • Dissertation Checklist
  • The Role and Responsibilities of the Faculty Advisor 



  • Guidance
  • Training
  • Policies and Procedures

Member Resources

  • Guidance
  • Training
  • Roster
  • Meeting Schedule


Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) bi-annual in-person training

Friday, November 6th, 7 Chamberlain Ave, Portland Campus  REGISTER

USM conducts a mandatory Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) in-person training twice a year. National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) grantpersonnel must attend one of these training sessions every four years.

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