Chicago State University

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.

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, Department of Biological Sciences: Williams Science Center, Room 310. Tel: (773) 995-2183 or (773) 995-2184.  Please contact Dr. Mark Erhart at or call Tel. No. 773/995-2432.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).  This committee is to the safe transportation, storage and usage of biological materials including radioactive isotopes, genetically modified organisms, and other biological materials. For more information about IBC, please contact Dr. Melany Puglisi-Weening at or call (773) 821-2163.

Research Integrity

The Research Integrity Officer, and the Deciding Official, both appointed by the President, assure research integrity and address research misconduct on campus, according to United States DHHS requirements. For more information, please contact Crystal Wiley-Brown at  or call (773) 995-2405.