Institutional Review Board

The IRB is vested and charged with protecting the rights and welfare of participants in human subjects research.

Human Subject Research Information and Guidance

Below, you will find applications, guidelines, forms, and more for new and existing research submissions.

For additional information, please see our FAQ.

New Submission Guidance and Applications

Research Determination Requests

Review of PHI Preparatory to Research

Decedent Research (deceased individuals only)

Student Classroom Project Exclusions

Case Studies

Research Approved or Exempted by an External IRB

Exempt Research Projects

Non-Exempt Research Projects


Board email


Julie Peterson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Affiliated Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
(207) 602-2691

Director of Research Integrity

Bob Kennedy, M.S.
(207) 602-2244