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Announcement - Required PI Training Regarding Expired Studies

As noted in the Memo from the Institutional Official to Principal Investigators (PIs) on October 25, 2021, the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) underwent its Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAAHRP) re-accreditation review. During AAAHRP’s review of UMB’s HRPP, UMB was found to have expired approvals for Human Subjects Research requiring approval and/or continuing review by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).  In response to this finding from AAAHRP, PIs are required to take training on their responsibilities as it relates to maintaining IRB approval and the consequences for allowing IRB approval to expire.

The Office of Accountability and Compliance (OAC) has set up a Blackboard site for you to receive this training. If you are receiving this message, you have been granted PI privileges in CICERO and are required to complete this training before submitting another protocol for approval and before your continuing reviews have been reviewed and approved. To access the training, please complete the following:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your UMB credentials.
  3. Click on “Courses” from the left hand menu.
  4. If you have many courses, in the search bar, type in “PI Responsibilities – Human”.
  5. Click on “PI Responsibilities – Human”.
  6. Once you are in the course, click on “Content” in the left hand menu.
  7. Click on the folder titled “Expired Protocols Training”.
  8. Next, click on “Expired Protocols – Pre-test”.
  9. Answer the questions in the pre-test and submit.
  10. Scroll to the bottom and select “Click OK to review results” in the bottom right corner.
  11. Once you have submitted the pretest, you will receive access to the “Expired Protocols” training video and the “Expired Protocols – Post-Test”.
  12. Watch the Expired Protocols training video.
  13. Complete the “Expired Protocols – Post-Test” and submit.
  14. Scroll to the bottom and select “Click OK to review results” in the bottom right corner to review your answers.

You must score at least 80% on the posttest.

If you have questions about the content of the training, please contact the Human Research Protections Office (HRPO) at If you are having trouble accessing the course on the Blackboard site, please contact Sarah N. Archibald at


Dr. Susan C. Buskirk
Vice President
Chief Accountability Officer
Institutional Official for Animal and Human Research

Dr. Julie Doherty

Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance


Dr. Robert Rosenthal

IRB Chair

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