The 'For Reseachers' section is a resource for investigators to use when designing, writing, and organizing their research protocols. This section provides investigators with essential documents and/or tools necessary for conducting research on human subjects.
All human research related activities must be in full compliance with current UMB HRPP and IRB policies and procedures while maintaining compliance with the Federal regulations and assuring the protection of human research participants (HRPP Plan, pg6-8).
The IRB recognizes one Principal Investigator for each project. The Principal Investigator bears the ultimate responsibility for assuring that the conduct of the study complies with all UMB HRPP policies and procedures for the protection of human participants (HRPP Plan, pg6).
This section is divided into five main areas described below:
INVESTIGATOR MANUAL - This document is designed to guide the investigator through
policies, procedures and resources related to the conduct of Human Research that are
specific to University of Maryland Baltimore. Throughout this document "organization" refers
to University of Maryland, Baltimore.
CONSENT FORMS - The Consent and Assent Form Templates used by UMB's HRPP.
STUDY CONDUCT - This section contains information, essential documents, tools, and
applicable regulations for investigators conducting human subjects research.
GENERAL TOOLS - This section contains links, documents, and general tools that
provide information covering regulations, policies, and guidance to investigators conducting
human subjects research.
EDUCATION and TRAINING - This section contains information for the ongoing training
requirements for researchers conducting human subjects research.
Instructional Videos - These short instructional videos will answer common research questions
and on accessing and navigating the CICERO system.
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