MaineHealth’s Institutional Review Board (formerly the Maine Medical Center IRB) is a standing committee responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of people who are subjects in research activities. MaineHealth‘s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and policies sets forth the IRB’s basic operational procedures.
All research projects involving human subjects, regardless of the source of funding, require review and approval by an IRB prior to implementation.
MaineHealth’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) recognizes that it is a privilege to work with human participants in research and welcomes any information that would support our efforts to assure the continuous quality and compliance of our program. Submit comments anonymously (your login information will not be collected) by clicking on the button below.
In accordance with federal regulations 45 CFR 46 and 21 CFR 50 and 56, the IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications to, disapprove, terminate or suspend research at participating organizations. The purpose of the IRB is to assure, both in advance and by periodic review that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of humans participating as subjects in research.