Institutional Review Board (IRB)

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 compliance 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, approving and monitoring research involving human subjects. The IRB maintains oversight of research which qualifies for full or expedited review, while the ERC maintains oversight of research which qualifies for exemption.

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

Federalwide Assurance (FWA) Number: FWA00006660

All documentation must be submitted electronically at Please follow the "Instructions & Forms" link on the left menu.

Contact Us

IRB & ERC Help
Phone: (570) 348-6211, x.2418

Director of Human Participants
Protection & Research Compliance

Courene M. Loftus, MPA, CIP
Immaculata Hall, Room 106
Phone: (570) 961-4782