Office of Research Protections

The Office of Research Protections partners with researchers to ensure that all Villanova scientific research involving human participants, vertebrate animals and biohazards is safe, ethically sound and compliant with all applicable federal, state and local regulations and University policies. It also offers guidance to researchers and oversees the review process related to financial conflicts of interest in research.

The Office provides the necessary research-related support—including workshops, training and compliance assistance—to faculty, scientists, staff and students engaged in research at Villanova.

Our team works closely with and provides administrative support to the various presidential committees that approve research at Villanova and the institutional officials with responsibility for such research. Each committee is comprised of members of the faculty and community representatives as mandated by federal regulations.

The Office’s responsibilities are strongly aligned with the University’s mission of excellence and distinction in the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge, and its commitments to moral reflection and respect.

The research administration infrastructure at Villanova is growing! Members of the Villanova community are invited to a meet and greet to get to know the offices that support research administration on campus.  Please join the directors and team members of the Offices of Research Protections and Grants and Contracts (formerly known as ORA) on Friday, November 2, 2018 3-5 pm in the IdeaAccelerator. Refreshments will be served!

Faculty and staff are encouraged to come by to learn more about the administrative support provided to researchers, discuss specific questions or concerns related to research administration at Villanova, consult on issues regarding individual research needs and find out about upcoming training opportunities. 



Meeting     Month         Deadline for Protocol Submission by PI   Monthly Meeting Date for Protocol Review
Jan. 2019 Monday  12/17/18 1/25/2019
Feb. 2019 Wednesday 1/30/19 2/22/2019
March 2019 Wednesday 2/27/19 3/22/2019
April 2019 Wednesday 3/27/19 4/26/2019
May 2019 Wednesday 4/24/19 5/24/2019
June 2019 Wednesday 5/29/19  
July 2019 Wednesday 6/26/19  
Aug. 2019 Wednesday 7/31/19  
Sept. 2019 Wednesday 8/28/19  
Oct. 2019 Wednesday 9/25/19  
Nov. 2019 Wednesday 10/30/19  
Dec. 2019 Wednesday 11/27/19  

Contact Information

Research Administration Offices

Middleton Hall Rm 1st
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Office of Grants & Contracts 

For questions, contact or 610-519-4220.

Office of Research Protections

For IRB, IACUC or IBC questions, contact  or 610-519-4228

To report Compliance Issues call EthicsPoint Hotline toll free 1-855-236-1443 or email