St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, is committed to the conduct of research that is consistent with the highest ethical standards of our disciplines and adheres to all federal and state regulations governing research activities.
Human Subjects Research
The University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) approves and monitors all research involving human subjects to ensure that psychological, social, physical, legal, ethical or moral harm to the subjects is avoided or minimized. If you are concerned about the well-being of an individual or individuals who are subjects of research being conducted by any member of the St. Mary’s community, please report your concerns by emailing or calling the chair of the University’s IRB.
Animal Care and Use
St. Mary’s complies with all regulations governing the humane care and use of laboratory animals. The University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews and approves all research protocols that involve the use of animals in research. The IACUC is charged with ongoing monitoring of animal research for compliance with all federal regulations. If you are concerned about the well-being of animals that are included in research or teaching activities by any member of the St. Mary’s community, please report your concerns by emailing the IACUC (reports can be kept anonymous, if requested) or calling the chair of the university’s IACUC.
Based upon its philosophy of education and ethical standards, St. Mary’s University expects a commitment not only to the pursuit of academic excellence but honesty, truth, integrity and the highest standards in all research activities. The University’s Research Integrity Officer is responsible for responding to all allegations of research misconduct as defined by the St. Mary’s Research Integrity Policy and oversees the University’s process for responding to alleged violations of the Research Integrity Policy. If you are concerned that any member of the university community is responsible for misconduct in scholarly research, please report your concerns by emailing or calling the University’s Research Integrity Officer.
For more information on research activities at St. Mary’s, please contact the following individuals:
Irene Holguin, MBA
Director, Office of Sponsored Projects, Academic Research, and Compliance (SPARC)
Jason Pierce, Ph.D.
Provost/Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs