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** The Human Research Protections Office will close December 22, 2017 for the Holiday season. The Office will re-open January 2, 2018.
If you need to speak to the UMB IRB Chair, Dr. Robert Rosenthal, please call 301-461-3969.
The HRP is a comprehensive program that affords protections for all human research participants and is under the direct leadership of the Senior Vice President, Chief Academic and Research Officer. This website is designed to provide its users with the most up to date information related to conducting research with human participants.
A Statement From the Institutional Official, Dr. Bruce Jarrell
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UMB HRP Components
The main focus here is to provide information , resources, and instructions for completing the review process through the IRB. While the IRB is a key player in the HRP program there are many other components within UMB critically involved in protecting human participants. Click here to learn more
What Can Be Found Here
For Researchers - This resource helps Investigators: Design, write, and organize research protocols. Maintain compliance with policies and regulations. Create and submit IRB applications via CICERO.
HRP Office - Information regarding its role in coordinating the Human Research Protections Program and providing support for the UMB Institutional Review Board (IRB). Contact information and informatics regarding submission processing times.
Institutional Review Board (IRB) - Information about the Board and the Executive members and their role in approving, monitoring, and reviewing biomedical and behavioral research involving humans.
For Research Participants - This section assists former, current, or prospective human research participants in obtaining information or offering input regarding research and clinical trials.
University of Maryland Baltimore has recently signed an agreement with the SMART IRB
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