Regulatory Affairs

The Office of Research and Scholarship 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 and required training. 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.

Jessica Rowe is the UMSON IRB signatory. She reviews all human subject applications submitted via CICERO for the first level review at the school level. She also provides consultation and advice regarding IRB regulatory issues related to interacting with CICERO. Contact her at 410-706-1611 or with IRB and regulatory questions or concerns. 


Prior to conducting any IRB research, all members of the UMSON community must complete CITI and HIPAA training. 

Monthly Research Seminar Series

The Office of Research and Scholarship offers a monthly research seminar series on various topics. Click here to see upcoming events and watch previous seminar presentations.