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DISCOVER Institutional Review Board (IRB)

What is the role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)?

The IRB reviews and approves all Marymount University research that involves human subjects, in accordance with federal regulations and University policies. The IRB review ensures that
  • risks to subjects are minimized
  • risks to subjects are reasonable in relationship to anticipated benefits
  • selection of subjects is equitable
  • informed consent is obtained and properly documented
  • data collected is monitored to ensure safety of subjects and
  • the privacy of subjects and confidentiality of data are maintained.

For further information, policies and application forms, Marymount students, staff and faculty should access the IRB website (login to Marymount email required). If you are not affiliated with the University and would like more information about Marymount IRB please email IRB@marymount.edu.

In addition to approving research, the IRB has the authority to require modifications (in securing approval), disapprove research, conduct continuing reviews, observe/verify changes, and suspend or terminate approval of research.

Contact Information

Rowley G105B
(703) 284-5761
Mailing Address
Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

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Dr. Laura Medhurst
Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Medhurst's interests include Dynamics and Mechanisms of Atmospheric Reactions.