Welcome to the IRB Office

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

What is an IRB?

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee that performs ethical review of proposed research to help assure the protection of the rights and welfare of human participants. The IRB approves the initiation of and conducts periodic reviews of research involving human participants. Investigators also share the responsibility for protecting human participants.

To submit an application please visit www.irbnet.org

If you do not have an account, go to IRBNet, 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
Quick Reference

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Quick Reference Docs


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

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Learning Modules with step-by-step screenshots are available on the IRBNet Resources website: http://www.irbnetresources.org/ . Click 'Resources' under Researcher Training Resources.

Please email irb@umd.edu for the username and password.

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

Screen Shot PDFs
New Project Submission
Amendment/Continuing Review Submission

If you have any questions about IRBNet, please see the IRBNet FAQ link on the left side or contact the IRB Office at 301-405-0678 or irb@umd.edu