Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB)

COVID-19 Guidance for Human Subjects Research

All Human Subject Research with Face-to-Face interaction must be conducted in compliance with current University of Maine System (UMS) COVID-19 Guidance. More details can be found at: COVID-19 Guidance for Researchers (updated 11/14/2022).

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Federalwide Assurance #: FWA00000479

IRB Organization (IORG) #: IORG0000642

Students, employees, and agents of the University who conduct research involving human subjects must comply with the University Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research. 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 the Protection of Human Subjects Review Board has approved the research protocol.

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