University of Maryland

IRB Training Information

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

IRBNet & CITI Training

  • Where we register to be part of a research project/study that involves people.
  • IRBNet Registration
    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.
  • Where we register for and receive training that we can officially and legally “link” to a research project/study that involves people
  • CITI Training Completion Guide
    IRB requires all individuals engaged in human subject research at University of Maryland to complete CITI Training every three (3) years


Video Tutorials

New Project & Initial Application Part 1


The IRB Process

A chart of the IRB Process from start to finish



For more information, reach out to the IRB Liaison or UMD’s Institutional Review Board

Contact the IRB:

301-405-4212 (Phone)
301-314-1475 (Fax)