Research Committees


Marywood University fosters a culture of integrity and high quality of research. It supports all individuals engaged in research by promoting responsible and ethical behavior and by ensuring that all research at Marywood is performed in accordance with federal, state, and institutional laws, regulations and policies.

Marywood University ensures that all individuals engaged in research act responsibly when conducting activities involving:

  • Human subjects
  • Laboratory animals
  • Potentially hazardous biological materials

The Institutional Review Board (IRB), Exempt Review Committee (ERC) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review all research proposals.  Please access the appropriate committee's website for regulations and procedures for submitting your research for review.

To report research misconduct, contact Ms. Courene M. Loftus, MPA, CIP, Director of Human Participants and Research Compliance, at or 570-961-4782.