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Application Process

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.

For questions or assistance with the application contact: 

GCRC Protocol Manager

Meeting Dates & Application Deadlines

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

2020 GAC Meetings

GAC MeetingApplication Submission Deadline
January 21 January 7
February 18

February 4

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