Exempt is a classification of research review which is not subject to federal human research regulations. It is, however, still subject to state and local laws, institutional policies, and the requirements for ethical conduct of research. Thus, review must be performed to ensure the protection of humans in research. Exempt review is performed by trained individuals as part of, or as assigned by, the Exempt Review Committee (ERC).

Any investigator who intends to conduct research involving human subjects, and who on the basis of the six exemption categories believes that research to be exempt, must submit an application package to Marywood University's ERC for review and approval prior to initiation of research activities. The ERC makes the final determination about exemption eligibility.

Any investigator seeking an exemption must submit an ERC application through IRBNet, our online submission and management system, and include an application for exemption form and all necessary attachments. Investigators must also complete all required training. See menu at left.

Written instructions and video tutorials may be found below. Required forms and templates may be found at the forms link on the left menu.

Contact irbhelp@marywood.edu or at 570-348-6211, x. 2418 for questions you may have regarding your exempt review.

What if an adverse event, deviation or violation occurs during my research?

Institutional and Grant Policies and Procedures

Guidelines for Classroom Research Activities


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