CICERO (Collaborative Institutional Comprehensive Evaluation of Research Online) is an electronic system for creating, submitting, reviewing, and routing protocols. CICERO allows the protocol submission and review process to be more efficient since protocols are stored in a central database for easy retrieval. Protocols can be reviewed and processed by required personnel completely online. The CICERO system allows anyone to create a protocol, but only the PI is allowed to submit one.
Although there is no formal timeline for submission to the IRB/CICERO, it is best to submit at least two months in advance of the anticipated start date of your study. Yearly renewal reminders are automated within the CICERO system and begin 90 days prior to IRB expiration. You should begin the renewal process as soon as you receive a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact the UMSON Office of Research.
Everyone engaged in research activities on a particular project will need to create a CICERO account. CICERO account and login information can be found at: https://cicero.umaryland.edu.