Maine CDC Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Maine CDC is committed to preventing disease and injury and improving health for all Mainers. The Maine CDC is also committed to the protection of human subjects participating in public health research and assuring that the rights and welfare of human participants in research are protected in the conduct of all public health activities.

IRB Documentation

  • Organization
    • Purpose and Guiding Principles Word* | PDF*
  • Apply for IRB Review
    • Request for New Protocol Approval Word* | PDF*
    • Informed Consent/Assent Checklist Word* | PDF*
    • Request for Continuation Approval of Protocol Word* | PDF*
    • Request for Amendment Approval of Protocol Word* | PDF*
    • Request for Termination of Protocol Word* | PDF*
    • Criteria for Determination of Exempt Research Word* | PDF*
  • Guidance
    • Suggestions on Improving the Readability of a Consent Form Word* | PDF*
    • Guidance for Compliance with 45 CFR 46 in Classifying Public Health Activities as Research and to Protect Human Subjects Word* | PDF*
    • Expedited Review Word* | PDF*
    • Public Health Practice vs. Research Word* | PDF*
    • Applying the Federal Regulations when the Proposed Research involves the Use of Existing Data Word* | PDF*
    • Developing a Protocol: A Guide for CDC Investigators Word* | PDF*