The MaineHealth Office of Research Ethics & Compliance
The MaineHealth Office of Research Ethics and Compliance is responsible for providing training and support to clinicians, faculty and staff in regulatory requirements for scientific research. The Office of Research Ethics and Compliance seeks to promote and ensure the highest standards for research compliance throughout MaineHealth.
In addition, the Office of Research Ethics and Compliance is also involved in other key areas of research administration at MaineHealth:
- Good Laboratory Practices
- CITI Training Requirements and Instruction
The Office of Research Ethics and Compliance Supports the Following
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) ensures that ethical and safe research practices are used when research is conducted with Human Subjects. IRB approval is required before beginning any research with human subjects.
Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is committed to protect the rights, welfare and privacy of humans who participate in our human research programs.
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ensures that federal regulations and guidelines are followed to protect both animals and researchers when research is conducted with animals. IACUC approval is required before beginning any research with animals
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) ensures compliance with research involving biological agents, toxins, or recombinant DNA.