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Application Process

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Potential GCRC users are encouraged to meet with Jennifer Marron, the GCRC Protocol Manager, before submitting an application. Ms. Marron can be reached at 410-328-7368.

All projects using GCRC resources must be approved by the General Clinical Research Center Advisory Committee (GAC). The process for gaining access to GCRC resources is as follows:

  • Indicate intent to use GCRC resources on the "Organizational Review Requirements" page in Cicero, then complete and submit the GCRC application in the workspace generated by Cicero.
    1. The GAC meets the third Tuesday of each month to review applications. At the meeting, the Advisory Committee will vote with one of the following actions: Approve; Approve with Required Contingencies; Defer; or Disapprove.
    2. Investigators and/or a representative who is familiar with the protocol must attend the GAC meeting in order to present their protocol and address any questions the GAC might have; protocols will not be reviewed if they are not presented.
    3. Written notification of the Committee's action will be sent within one week of the meeting date. The letter will indicate which resources have been approved and the extent to which the GCRC will be able to provide these resources.


  1. The application may be submitted in Cicero for GAC review/approval prior to IRB approval. However, the protocol must have UMB IRB approval before work can begin.
  2. A physician who has privileges at UMMC must be included in the IRB-approved protocol for medical coverage of study subjects.

Apply Online 

For questions or assistance with the application contact: 

Jennifer Marron
GCRC Protocol Manager

Meeting Dates & Application Deadlines for 2015

The GCRC Advisory Committee (GAC) meets the third Tuesday of each month.  The deadline for submission of applications is three weeks before the meeting.

Application Submission Deadline 

GAC Meeting 

January 20 January 6
February 17 February 3
March 17 March 3
April 21 April 7
May 19 May 5
June 16 June 2
July 21 July 7
August 18 August 4
September 15 September 1
October 20 October 6
November 17 November 3
December 15 December 1