SEQuR (Support of Education and Quality Improvement for Researchers) is committed to providing on-going support and services to the community of investigators and their staff. Our staff works with the MaineHealth research community to provide the tools and guidance to assist in meeting all applicable requirements.

Questions? Contact: or (207) 661-4474

Study Researcher Resources

Consultation Services

The SEQuR staff can provide navigation for new investigators through the research or IND/IDE process including study specific services at startup or throughout the course of a study.

These services can include:

  • +Onsite review (form)
  • +IRB submission guidance
  • +External audit preparation
  • +Study consultation
  • +Honest Broker Training
  • +Topic specific in-services
  • +Orientation of new research coordinators and new physicians sponsoring their own projects
  • +Ongoing support and programming for professional development opportunities for research staff
  • +Administrative support for the Maine Medical Center Scientific Review Committee (SRC)
  • +Mentored Research Grant (MRG) program navigation

Post-Approval Monitoring/Investigator
Compliance Reviews

The Research Education and Compliance Office (RECOs) within SEQuR (Support of Education and Quality Improvement for Researchers) office aim to help ensure the well-being of humans involved in research.

Learn more about about the Post-Approval Monitoring Process and review FAQs.

Regulatory Binder

Principal Investigator Responsibilities require the PI to create, maintain and properly store study files or regulatory binders that contain the required study documents as outline in the GCP SOP 1103 (and associated Guidance Documents) entitled “Regulatory files and Subject Records”.

The Regulatory Binder will help PIs and research staff, identify, maintain and organize study documents and correspondence in one central location.

MaineHealth Office of Research Ethics & Compliance

1 Riverfront Plaza
Westbrook, Maine 04092