Submit an Exempt Request

All applications for exempt review must be submitted electronically through IRBNet. Failure to follow procedures will delay review of your application.

  1. Register on IRBNet: Go to and click on "New User Registration." Be sure to affiliate with Marywood University.  Video Demonstrations are available to show you how to use IRBNet.  These demonstrations coordinate with sections of the IRBNet Instructions for Researchers. Please email or call 570-961-4778 for the required password.
  2. Download all necessary forms and templates
  3. Submit Your Application Package: Follow the Research Submission Instructions to submit your Exemption Request Application and other relevant materials to the ERC.
  4. Monitor your e-mail: The ERC will e-mail you about the status of your application.


ERC Forms

Institutional Account with Survey Monkey

Effective immediately, use of Marywood University's institutional account with Survey Monkey will no  longer be allowed for research involving human subjects (only research requiring review by the Institutional Review Board or Exempt Review Committee).  This is due to security issues and the protection of human subjects.

While you may still utilize Survey Monkey's service for research, you will need to subscribe to a secure, personal account.  Subscriptions at various levels are available and may last as long as the researcher desires.  The type of account allowed will depend upon the nature of the research.