The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing and approving all proposed research projects involving human subjects, covered by 45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 46, occurring in any MDH facility.
Projects involving data collection in which there is identifiable linkage to the subject or involving physical, social, psychological, or privacy risks to the subject require IRB review. The IRB is charged with the responsibility of determining if a project qualifies as being exempt from IRB review requirements.
The MDH Institutional Review Board (IRB) has an approved Federal-wide Assurance FWA00002813, approved through 2/06/2022. The IRB must comply with the FWA Terms of Assurance.
Complete IRB Application
When your proposal has been scheduled for review, you will be informed of the date and approximate time of the review. Although it is not required that the principal investigator attends the IRB meeting, his or her doing so can facilitate the process should the Board members have questions regarding the protocol to be followed to carry out the proposal.
For more information or questions preparing your proposal for submission, please feel free to contact:
Maryland Department of Health
Office of the Inspector General
201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464