Research Compliance


Research Compliance is assured through several groups working in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of the Provost. These groups address research integrity, protection of research participants, animal participants, research staff and the environment in which research is conducted.

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 IRB chair is appointed by the President and members are selected according to federal regulations.  The IRB is supported by a coordinator.  Please contact Dr. Puglisi-Weening in Pharmaceutical Science @ DH 3020 in person, by phone ((773) 821-2163), or by email ( 

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC). This committee oversees the University’s animal programs, facilities and procedures.  University faculty, staff and students using animals in research, teaching and/or display must have IACUC approval to do so.  Members of the IACUC are appointed by the President and assure that animal use is justified by benefits and minimize animal pain or suffering. For more information about IACUC, please contact Dr. Mark Erhart at or call (773) 995-2432.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).  This committee is committed to the safe transportation, storage and usage of biological materials including radioactive isotopes, genetically modified organisms, and other biological materials. For more information about the IBC, please contact Dr. Devi Potluri at or call (773) 995-2336.

Research Integrity

The Research Integrity Officer (RIO) is appointed by the President.  The RIO assures research integrity and addresses research misconduct on campus according to Federal guidelines.  Chicago State University's RIO, Dr. Edmundo Garcia-Solis, manages reports of potential research misconduct carried out by CSU faculty, staff, and students.  To report alleged research misconduct, please contact Dr. Andrew Maselli in Biological Sciences @ SCI 269 in person, by phone ((773) 995-3298), or by email (