IRB Chair's Introduction and Welcome

As a leading institution of higher education, Loyola Marymount University strives to push the boundaries of understanding through research and scholarly activities.  When those pursuits of new knowledge involve interacting with human subjects, the IRB ensures that the rights and welfare of those subjects are protected.  In accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the IRB makes certain the relationship between investigators and human subjects is "based on honesty, truth and respect".

This website contains a considerable amount of useful and pertinent information.  If you require IRB approval for your work or if you think you might need IRB approval, please contact us.

David A. Moffet, Ph.D.
Chair, Institutional Review Board
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry