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Spring Undergraduate Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training

Undergraduate students participating in NSF, NIH, and USDA-NIFA sponsored research are required to be trained in the Responsible Conduct of Research. Due to the pandemic, the Spring Undergraduate RCR training will continue to be offered online (the training is pre-recorded and not a live training).  The training will be available at the link below and will be […]

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New Requirement for Face-to-Face Human Subjects Research

The Chancellor has decreed that all members of the University community who have a regular presence on campus must participate in weekly COVID testing. In addition to increased COVID testing, the University has reduced public access to certain areas to strengthen the ‘bubble’ around our campuses to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Researchers conducting research […]

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Research Continuity Update – Nov. 9, 2020

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias Colleagues, I am writing to share with you an update on the University’s Plan for Phased Continuity of the Research Enterprise due the recent announcements by the State of Maine in response to the surging cases of COVID-19 in Maine and the nation. We have […]

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New: Human Subjects Research FAQ

The Office of Research Compliance has added a new FAQ page to the Human Subjects website to help researchers answer the most commonly asked questions about Human Subjects research. Please follow the link posted here to see the FAQ!

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New: Guidance for the use of Controlled Substances in Research

The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) has finalized guidance on the Use of Controlled Substances in Research. The Guidance, available at https://umaine.edu/research-compliance/controlled-substances/, provides an overview of key DEA regulations regarding licensing and registration, storage and security, disposal, record keeping and required action when responding to theft or loss of controlled substances. Please also note that individuals […]

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OSTP Regional Webinar on Research Security

The slides from a regional webinar on research security, “Enhancing the Security and Integrity of America’s Research Enterprise (PDF)” led by the Director of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, and supported by the National Science Foundation are available.  Dr. Droegemeier  provided an update on the many activities undertaken by […]

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