The University of Southern Maine’s Office of Research Integrity has two separate federally registered collaborative IRBs: Social Behavioral and Biomedical
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!