The University of Southern Maine's Office of Research Integrity are interested in finding partners for our Human Subject Research Protection Program and Collaborative Institutional Review Board (IRB).
USM has three separate federally registered collaborative IRBs: Socal Behavioral, Biomedical, and COVID-19.
At this time our IRB is the 'IRB of record' for several institutions throughout Maine and the rest of the country. These institutions include but are not limited to: higher education entities, State agencies, and hospitals.
Such an arrangement would provide access to resources and subject matter expertise without additional cost and perhaps even generate some savings. If you do not currently have a board to review research projects, we would be happy to serve as your reviewing board so that your institution can participate in research otherwise unavailable without an IRB.
If you have an interest in such a collaboration, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach!
The Federalwide assurance number for USM is. FWA00001748
IRB 1953, U of Southern Maine IRB #1, Portland, OHRP Only, Active: Social Behavioral
IRB 11534, U of Southern Maine IRB #2, Portland, OHRP/FDA, Active: Biomedical
IRB 12537, U of Southern Maine IRB #3, Portland, OHRP/FDA, Active: COVID-19
New/Renew Federalwide Assurance (FWA) instructions
Cary Medical Center
Central Maine Community College
Choice Research Associates
Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
Council of State Governments (Ltd) Justice Center
Covenant Health, Inc
Crime Research Group
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Maine College of Health Professionals
Maine Department of Corrections
Maine Department of Education
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Maine Maritime Academy
Partnerships for Health
Portland Public Health
Select Medical Corporation
Southern Maine Community College
University of Maine at Augusta
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Maine at Presque Isle
University of Southern Maine
York County Community College
USM’s Office of Research Integrity and Outreach (ORIO) 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.
We realize that for many institutions, it is not practical to maintain a standing review committee, yet their external funding requires formal IRB approval. If you are an institution or individual investigator in need of a review by a federally registered IRB with a federal-wide assurance, we would be very happy to offer our review services to you.
The fee schedule for this service can be found below. If the potential protocol volume is substantial, i.e. more than a dozen projects to review a year, we are happy to discuss a flat annual rate to be paid and not a per protocol review fee, increasing their savings.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com (207) 780-4517.