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At LMU we support the teacher scholar model. Meaningful research places LMU faculty at the forefront of their fields, enhances the instructional experiences offered to students, and helps make the higher learning environment all the more exciting. By collaborating with faculty, students develop valuable hands-on skills and bring together indispensable firsthand experiences to the challenge and excitement of discovery and creation.

This site identifies resources available to faculty to assist them in their scholarly and creative activities.




Latest Updates:

IRB Protocol Modifications

Any change in a study's design, activities, staff members, or documents must be approved by the IRB before being implemented.  All changes you make should be clearly described in the addendum and reflected in bold font.  Attach cover page checking the box marked “addendum” with required signatures.   

Please see IRB site for more information and forms. 


​Submission of Protocols to the IRB:

Submission of IRB protocols should continue to be done electronically only.   Protocols should be submitted in PDF format (single file if possible) to Julie Paterson, Research Compliance Specialist (

For now, we suggest retaining the text on IRB protocol modifications and Covid, as we continue to experience a higher than normal number of requests for addenda, many of which are related to Covid.

If study has been paused due to COVID-19:

  • If your study requires annual renewal (i.e. study has an IRB expiration date): Report the enrollment pause in the Continuing Review form, at the time of your next continuing review.
  • If study does not require annual renewal (i.e. no IRB expiration date): You do not need to report the enrollment pause to the IRB.

Note to Researchers Outside of the LMU Community:

Researchers outside of the LMU community who wish to recruit participants at LMU are required to have an internal LMU sponsor or LMU Co-PI prior to submitting an application to the LMU IRB.  Consideration will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact Julie Paterson, Research Compliance Specialist at for more information.