Protecting Human Research Participants

Marywood University's Human Research Protection Program safeguards the rights and welfare of all individuals participating in research performed at Marywood or sponsored by the University.

Two boards review research involving human participants:

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The IRB reviews, approves, and monitors all research involving human participants that qualifies for full or expedited review.

Exempt Review Committee (ERC)

The ERC, which now includes Departmental Exempt Review Committees (formerly Departmental Review Boards), reviews, approves, and monitors all research that qualifies for exemption.

All applications to the IRB or ERC must be submitted electronically at www.irbnet.org.


Contact Information

For Questions about IRB/ERC Requirements or Help with IRBNet:

Ryan Houser, MA
Research Administrator
O'Neill Center for Healthy Families, Room 218
Phone: (570) 961-4778, Fax: (570) 340-6068
irbhelp@marywood.edu

Director

Courene M. Loftus, MPA, CIP
Director of Human Participants Protection & Research Compliance
O'Neill Center for Healthy Families, Room 211
Phone: (570) 961-4782, Fax: (570) 340-6068
cloftus@marywood.edu