Human Research Protections Office

The Human Research Protections Office (HRPO) is the coordinating office for the Human Research Protections Program, and provides support for the UMB Institutional Review Board (IRB) which conducts ethical and scientific review, compliance, and oversight activities for research conducted under the purview of the University of Maryland,
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Baltimore. The HRPO is organizationally located within the Office of Academic Affairs and is physically located at 800 W. Baltimore Street, Suite 100, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

The Assistant Vice President (AVP), Human Research Integrity and Compliance is the designated Human Research Protections Administrator and exercises operational responsibility, on a day-to-day basis, for the institution's program for protecting human research subjects. The AVP provides oversight for the HRPO.
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HRPO/IRB Performance Metrics

Processed Submissions Year To Date
The below informatics represent the monthly comparisons for each of the statistical graphs presented. The HRPO tracks and publishes these numbers in an effort to continually provide excellent quality customer service.

HRPO Turn-Around Times
HRPO Turn-Around Minus Wait Times
Submission to HRPO 1st Action
Full Board Approval Time
Non-Committee Review Time
Exempt Review Time
Department Review Time
Modification Approval Time
* 2012 National averages as published by AAHRPP (link: 2012 AHRPP National Averages)