Loyola University Maryland

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Institutional Review Board

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Loyola University Maryland is committed to ensuring that the rights and welfare of human participants in Loyola-sponsored research projects are protected. The University, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and individuals conducting human subjects research have a shared obligation to uphold the ethical principles outlined in the Belmont Report, codified in regulation, and outlined on these pages.

Loyola's federalwide assurance number issued by the Office of Human Research Protections is FWA00013527.

Any time an individual employed by or attending Loyola University Maryland desires to perform research involving human participants, that individual is required to submit the plan of data acquisition to the IRB. All human subjects research must be approved before research begins.

Required Human Subjects Education

Any faculty member or other Loyola employee conducting independent research or overseeing student conducted research and any student working on independent research, a dissertation or thesis that involves research with human subjects will be required to complete a free, online education program prior to the review of his or her application for approval of investigation involving human subjects. This requirement will pertain to all investigators as listed above, including those in departments that do not typically conduct research involving human participants. For full details, please click visit the human subjects education web page.


For questions concerning human subjects research, please contact:

Jill Hanson
Assistant Director, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Beatty Hall, Suite 116C
Tel: 410-617-2188
Email: irb@loyola.edu