Office of Research Integrity and Outreach


USM Emergency Operations Plan

Emergencies and disruptive incidents may affect university operations at any time. To protect the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff, while minimizing disruptions, the entire USM community must take steps to prepare itself for such events. USM Emergency Operations Plan can be found at:

Student Classroom Projects

USM Student Classroom Projects: Faculty Instructors must complete an application form for student classroom projects that involve data collected from human subjects. Data collected from human subjects includes data gathered by student interaction or intervention with a human subject.

What is "CITI" training?

What is "CITI" training? Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative are required training modules for research compliance.

Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) Semi-annual training

Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) Semi-annual training Friday, April 13, 2018 from 12:30 - 4 PM, location 126 Bedford Street, Portland Campus.


Submit a research activity involving human subjects to the USM Institutional Review Board (IRB) using eProtocol.
IRB External Reviews

IRB External Reviews

Policies and Procedures
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External Human Subject Research conducted at USM

Policy and Procedures

Updated Policies and Procedures

Updated Policies and Procedures

Updated Research Misconduct Policy

ORIO has updated the research misconduct policy and added two related standard operating procedures.