IRB Chair's Introduction and Welcome

As a nationally recognized research-active institution, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. As a leading Jesuit and Marymount institution, LMU is dedicated to justice and ethical discourse. These two commitments are reflected in our mission to encourage learning that “respects the integrity of the individual while at the same time pursuing the common good.” The LMU Institutional Review Board (IRB) is comprised of faculty, staff, and community members charged with ensuring that the rights and welfare of human research participants are always considered and protected. In so doing, we not only maintain compliance with federal regulations, but support LMU’s commitment to ethical exploration.

This website contains instructions, forms, and information aimed at making the IRB approval process as clear as possible. If you require IRB approval for your work, or even if you think you might need IRB approval, please contact us. We look forward to working with you.

Stephen T. Heller, Ph.D.
Chair, Institutional Review Board
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry