Research compliance feedback and reporting research concerns

Feedback and recommendations for the services we provide are welcomed by the Office of Research Protections and Compliance (ORPC). The ORPC also responds to all concerns involving research compliance and our compliance committees (e.g. human subjects use, animal welfare, biosafety, COI, RCR, Export Control).

All feedback, recommendations, complaints, concerns, or questions may be raised by research subjects, university personnel, or the general public.  Simply use one the below methods. We greatly appreciate your feedback.  The information you provide will help us improve research at UMBC.

Please give us the following information. This information will be helpful – but is not required to communicate a complaint, concern or question.

  • A UMBC approval number (listed in the research documents, e.g Y1ZYM12345)
  • The Principal Investigator’s name and department

How to offer feedback / report questions of concerns

You may choose to offer feedback, report a complaint or concern or ask a question in any of the ways listed below.


UMBC personnel may send feedback or ask questions through an online form


Anyone can send an anonymous submission via this form

By phone or email:


 By mail:

Office for Research Protections and Compliance
5523 Research Park Drive, Suite 310
Baltimore, Maryland  21228