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Policies & Regulations - Protection of Human Subjects of Research Policy

Students and employees of UMaine who conduct research involving human subjects must comply with the University Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Human Subjects.

These procedures exist for the rights and welfare of the people who participate in UMaine research. No systematic investigation of information obtained by observing or interacting with people, or by collecting and examining any form of identifiable private information about people, may be conducted until:

  • A unit review committee has reviewed the research protocol and determined that the project is exempt from further review, or
  • the Protection of Human Subjects Review Board has approved the research protocol.

For a copy of the University of Maine Policy and Procedures, Research Application Form, or other assistance, researchers (or subjects who have questions or concerns) should contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Room 424, Corbett Hall, 207-581-1498.


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