Academic Affairs

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.


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 to Use Human Subjects in Research

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

The CSU Human Subjects Handbook provides guidance for applicants.

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IRB Chair at

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Meeting Schedule

IRB monthly meetings are held on the the 4th Wednesday of each month from August to May.

  • August 23, 2023
  • September 27, 2023
  • October 25, 2023
  • November 15, 2023
  • December 20, 2023
  • January 24, 2024
  • February 28, 2024
  • March 27, 2024
  • April 24, 2024
  • May 22, 2024

Contact us

In addition to the names you see below of the people in our Coppin community who are serving on the Institutional Review Board, we are grateful for our Community Member's service, Ms. Sharon Dow.

Chairperson and Professor/Coordinator World Literature Program






Jennifer Pope
Assistant Professor


Associate Professor


Assistant Professor


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