Protecting Human Research Participants

Marywood University is committed to safeguarding the rights and welfare of individuals participating as subjects in research, as well as ensuring that research is conducted in accordance with federal and state regulations, institutional policies, and ethical guidelines. The Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness is home to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Exempt Review Committee (ERC), both charged with reviewing and monitoring research involving human subjects.

All research involving the use of human subjects, either directly or through records or other data such as specimens, and regardless of funding source, requires review and approval prior to the start of the project.

Federalwide Assurance (FWA) Number: FWA00006660

Institutional Review Board

Exempt Review Committee

The IRB reviews, approves, and monitors research involving human subjects which qualifies for full or expedited review. The ERC reviews,approves, and monitors research involving human subjects which qualifies for exemption.

All applications must be submitted electronically at Please see the instructions link on the left menu.

Contact Information

For Questions about Requirements or IRBNet Help
TBA - Research Graduate Assistant
Immaculata Hall, Room 108B
Phone: (570) 348-6211, x.2418

Courene M. Loftus, MPA, CIP
Director of Human Participants Protection & Research Compliance
Immaculata Hall, Room 102
Phone: (570) 961-4782