Welcome to CSU Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The mission of the Institutional Review Board is to protect the rights and welfare of research subjects, through review of research involving human subjects at Chicago State University . The mission of the CSU IRB is congruent with the University's mission of academic excellence, which encompasses teaching, research, service and community development including social justice, leadership and entrepreneurship.

The CSU IRB Administrator is Crystal Wiley-Brown, MS, MBA.  Current IRB Office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00am - 4:00pm.

The CSU IRB is under the direction of Dr. Daniel Block, IRB  Chairperson.

Please see updated Forms and Informed Consent guidelines (updated December 2013).

 Research Ethics Assistance for CSU Faculty, Students and Staff

 Do you have questions about research at CSU on these or other topics?

  • Research with human subjects
  • Research with vulnerable populations such as children, prisoners, pregnant women and others
  • Authorship questions
  • Publication questions
  • Research ethics
  • Research considerations in international settings
  • Financial disclosure questions
  • Time and effort reporting questions

For questions regarding research with animal subjects or biological materials, please contact the Department of Biological Sciences: Williams Science Center, Room 310. Tel: (773) 995-2183/2184.

Contact the IRB Administrator during IRB office hours at (773) 995-2405, or send an email to irb@csu.edu with your questions or to set up an appointment with  the IRB Chairperson.