ScannerMarywood University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Exempt Review Committee (ERC) both require documents that are signed by hand for:

  • Letters of permission for participant recruitment, data access or institutional cooperation
  • Professional review of researcher-developed instruments
  • Certification of translation for documents written in a language other than English


As submissions must be made electronically via IRBNet, researchers must scan some documentation. Scanners are located in all computer labs on campus, as well as in the training alcove in the Learning Resource Center. For scanning help, please refer to the instructions on the right or see a computer lab assistant. 

When scanning for IRB or ERC submission, please be sure to select the following settings:

  • Black and White
  • 200 dpi (dots-per-inch)
  • .pdf (portable document format) file