The Regulatory Affairs component of the Office of Research manages the pre-institutional review board (IRB) process and is available to help investigators in developing preliminary strategies for IRB submissions and assist in responding to IRB inquires during the review process.
Assistance is also available to help researchers navigate and complete the electronic online application – CICERO – and prepare the IRB application for continuing review or protocol amendments.
In addition to assisting with the pre-approval process, the Regulatory Affairs Coordinator conducts quality assurance assessments and pre-IRB audit reviews at the investigator’s request. Below are specific instructions for the protocol submission process. Additional resources are available to University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty and students on the R drive: R:/All Users/Research/Regulatory Affairs.