Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

IBC Submission Requirements and Application Forms

USM IBC Submission Requirements

Only complete protocol submissions will be accepted for review.  A submission is considered complete ONLY when it satisfies all four of these requirements:

1.    Each submission must utilize the appropriate form below.

2.    Each submission must answer all questions fully and in sufficient detail to allow reviewers to make the determinations required.

3.    Each submission must include all attachments requested in the form or email to

Applicants please note that most applications require more than one review because the IBC often requests additional information and/or changes. Therefore, applicants should leave ample time for additional review before the anticipated research start date.

If submitting a Continuing Review, the form has a section for Revision/Amendment if applicable. 

Application Forms

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