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The President’s Bioethics Commission has released their recommendations on incidental findings.
In order to maintain compliance with NIH and NSF requirements, USM conducts a mandatory Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) in-person training twice a year, typically in the Spring and Fall semesters. Friday, April 11, 2014 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM 410 Luther Bonney, Portland Campus
The Office of Research Integrity and Outreach (ORIO) has created an anonymous questionnaire on snap survey software as a means of gathering information from the USM community about ORIO operations.
Recent changes in Federal Regulations regarding Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) in research require USM to update its policy. The updated policy can be found at the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach (ORIO) website here: https://usm.maine.edu/orio/fcoi-resources.
On June 12, 2012, the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) announced in the Federal Register the availability of a draft guidance document entitled, “Considerations in Transferring a Previously-Approved Research Project to a New IRB or Research Institution” and is seeking comment on the draft guidance.
The Department of Education has released final regulations amending the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.
Changes under consideration would ensure the highest standards of protections for human subjects involved in research, while enhancing effectiveness of oversight.
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