Institutional Review Board (IRB)

IRB Guidance - Resuming Human Subject Research Guidelines

IRB Guidance - Moving to Remote Interactions

IRB Guidance - Human Research Restrictions - International

Welcome to the Institutional Review Board (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

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

Quick Reference Docs Back to Top

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

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New Project Submission
Amendment/Continuing Review Submission

Video Tutorials Back to Top

New Project & Initial Application Part 1


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