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

Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects - Proposed Changes announce
Updated Policies and Procedures
ORIO has updated the research misconduct policy and added two related standard operating procedures.
November 6, 2015
12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
7 Chamberlain Ave, Portland Campus

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

Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) bi-annual in-person training

Friday, November 6th, 7 Chamberlain Ave, Portland Campus  REGISTER

USM conducts a mandatory Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) in-person training twice a year. National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) grantpersonnel must attend one of these training sessions every four years.

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