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
2014 Research Integrity Symposium Friday, May 23, 2014; 8:00am - 4:00pm Ramada At Saco Plaza, Maine http://www.usm.maine.edu/orio/research-integrity-symposium

Research Integrity Symposium

Research Integrity Symposium

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, May 23, 2014, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ramada At Saco Plaza, Maine
Contact Name: 
Tina Aubut
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4517
Contact Email: 

* Institutional Review Boards
* Research Integrity
* Legal topics in research
* Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees
* Institutional Bio-Safety Committees
* Multidisciplinary sessions

University of Southern Maine
Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

May 23, 2014
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ramada At Saco Plaza, Maine

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