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Institutional Review Board: The University of Baltimore has established the Institutional Review Board (IRB) in compliance with federal regulations governing research involving human subjects funded by the US government. All research involving human subjects conducted by faculty, staff or students at the University must comply with the federal regulations set forth in 45 CFR 46. Please also see the USM policy here.
The primary purpose of the IRB is to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects, that is, those who volunteer to participate in any kind of research study or survey conducted by UB investigators. This includes the protection of private and/or confidential information, which the individual can reasonably expect will not be made public without their consent. Special considerations and additional protections are considered when the research involves vulnerable populations, such as prisoners, children, pregnant women, human fetuses and the cognitively impaired.
Please use the Exemption Determination Tool linked here. This tool describes the requirements for research to be eligible for exempt status under the Common Rule.
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Documents and Forms
All UB faculty, staff, and students, who anticipate using human subjects in a research project should complete an online Kuali Protocols IRB application available at https://ubalt.kuali.co/protocols/portal/protocols or in the tools section of MyUB. You must attach sample study instruments (surveys, interview questions, etc), and applicable consent documents in your Kuali application. Please submit any questions regarding your IRB application to the IRB coordinator at email@example.com or call (410)837-4057.
Through a partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), UB staff, faculty and students can now access on-line training for human subjects research in social science and responsible conduct of research (RCR), among others at no cost to you. Training modules can be accessed through the nationally recognized CITI Program. To obtain a login for the CITI training please contact the UB IRB coordinator at (410) 837-4057 or firstname.lastname@example.org . For questions about on-line research training, please contact Margarita M. Cardona, Director, Sponsored Research & Faculty Development at ext. 6191 or email@example.com.
All UB faculty, staff, and students, who anticipate using human subjects in a research project should complete an online Kuali Protocols IRB application available at https://ubalt.kuali.co/protocols/portal/protocols or in the tools section of MyUB. You must attache sample study instruments (surveys, interview questions, etc), and applicable consent documents in your Kuali application. Please submit any questions regarding your IRB application to the IRB coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410)37-4057.
IRB Review Timelines
Investigators (faculty, staff, librarians and students) should allow ample time for review of their IRB applications before commencing work on a research project. The timelines below are provided as an estimate only. The Board meets as frequently as necessary to allow for thorough and timely review of protocols and research projects.
- Renewals, Modifications, Exempt Protocols – 2 weeks
- Expedited Review – 3 weeks
- Full IRB Review – 5 weeks
Current Members (Academic Year 2019-20)
- Gabriela Wasileski, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice (Chair)
- Gregory Dolan, MD, JD, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Medicine and Law
- Kathryn Summers, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies (Vice Chair)
- John J. Donahue, PsyD, Associate Professor, Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences
- Jennifer Mange, Planning Coordinator, Enoch Pratt Free Library (External Member)
- Kevin Wynne, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Management and International Business
- Jiwon Nam, Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs
- Aiden Faust, MLS, MA, Head of Special Collections, Robert L. Bogomolny Library
- Stefanie Dwyer, IRB Coordinator, Office of Sponsored Research (Non-voting - Coordinator & Secretary)