All research involving human subjects conducted by any employee or agent of USM (faculty, staff, students, etc.) must receive IRB review and approval prior to implementation.
If you have a new protocol you would like to submit for IRB review or need to take action on an existing protocol sumitted using e-Protocol, please visit the Protocol Submission Process page.
If you need to take action on an existing protocol (submitted by paper copy), please visit the Paper-based Protocol Submission Requirements page.
NOTE: All research activities involving human subjects must receive review and approval BEFORE they are initiated. Approval is documented formally, on signed letterhead. Email notification should not be construed as approval.
Applicants seeking full-board review: Submissions for IRB review must be received 30 business days prior to the next IRB meeting. Submissions that are incomplete or in need of major revisions will be reviewed at the next available IRB meeting.
Applicants please note that most applications require more than one review because the IRB often requests additional information and/or changes. Therefore, applicants should leave ample time for additional review before the anticipated research start date.
If you have any questions or would like to request assistance please contact the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach (ORIO) at: email@example.com or 207-780-4517, we are happy to help!