Welcome to the University of Southern Maine's Office of Research Integrity and Outreach (ORIO)!

 We are responsible for the oversight of the:

The links to the right will guide you through the IRB, IACUC and IBC submission processes.  There are also links for helpful resources as well as the mandatory trainings.

News & Events

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
All investigators, key personnel, faculty advisers and research staff conducting research involving any vertebrate animals are required to complete training. To register for the annual Federally Mandated IACUC Training: https://usm.maine.edu/orio/iacuc-training-registration
September 26, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Portland Campus, Payson Smith, Room 306
October 17, 2014
12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
410 Luther Bonney, Portland Campus

IRB External Reviews

USM’s Office of Research Integrity is offering to review non-USM research projects as a service to the general community of Maine in an effort to help foster academic and scientific efforts in the pursuit of knowledge.

External Human Subject Research conducted within the USM Community Policy and Procedure