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

Important Update: 

Effective 8/27/2020, we are entering a phased plan to resume Face-to-Face human subjects research (HSR).   Restarting of any Face-to-Face HSR study will be based on the ability to abide by current COVID-19 restrictions in place and the risk for exposure or transmission as it relates to the in-person interaction necessary to conduct the study.  Full guidance and requirements are available at: COVID-19 Guidance for Researchers.

Submit new applications or modifications to:

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.



Contact for Questions

Portrait of Paula PortalatinPaula Portalatin
Research Compliance Officer III
207.581.2657, 311 Alumni Hall



Andrew Tomer

Andrew Tomer 
Research Compliance Officer I
207.581.1459, 309 Alumni Hall