Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board

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The Coppin State University Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews all human research conducted under the auspices of Coppin State University.

The protection of human Subjects is of utmost importance. As such, we believe it is important to provide a “user friendly” environment by which you can seek approval to conduct research using human subjects at Coppin State University.

The IRB will not review applications for projects that are already completed. If a project is already underway, research should be immediately suspended until the application has been reviewed.

Function

The function of the IRB is to ensure adherence to all federal, state, local, and institutional regulations concerning the protection of human subjects in research. All human research conducted at CSU or associated with the university must receive IRB review and approval prior to conducting the research.

Application

The Application to Use Human Subjects in Research and appropriate forms should be completed and submitted. You will receive a response within 14 business days after the IRB has met.

The CSU Human Subjects Handbook (pdf) provides guidance for applicants.

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IRB Chair Dr. Joan Tilghman at jtilghman@coppin.edu.