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Welcome to the IRB Office!

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Office Location: 1204 Marie Mount Hall, College Park, Maryland 20742, University of Maryland

Office Telephone: 301-405-4212

Office Fax: 301-314-1475

What is an IRB?

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee designated by an institution to help assure the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects. The IRB approves the initiation of and conducts periodic reviews of research involving human subjects. Investigators also share the responsibility for protecting human subjects.

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Effective February 15, 2013

As of February 15, 2013, your CITI Training Completion certificate must be linked to your IRBNet project in order for the IRB to proceed with the approval process. More information on this process can be found at the CITI training page.

Effective February 15, 2012

All applications for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) must be submitted through our new electronic database IRBNet. All application forms and templates are located in the Document Library of your project within IRBNet.

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Go to Then click “New User Registration” in the upper right hand corner and follow the instructions. Your IRBNet account is NOT linked to your UMD ID.

Registration and CITI Linking Guidance

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Learning Modules with step-by-step screenshots are available on the IRBNet Resources website: Click 'Resources' under Researcher Training Resources and use the following log-in to access the training videos:

User name: umcp
Password: training2

New Project Submission - 9 minutes
Amendment/Continuing Review Submission - 7 minutes

Screen Shot PDFs
New Project Submission
Amendment/Continuing Review Submission

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Quick Reference Docs


STEPS TO SUBMIT - Initial Application
STEPS TO SUBMIT - Amendment/Continuing Review etc.



If you have any questions about how to use IRBNet, please contact the Research Compliance Office at (301) 405-4212 or at