How to obtain an IRB application:

Attention Towson University Faculty, Staff, and Students: Please do not host versions of the Towson IRB Application on your own website. Recently, several applications have been delayed due to problems caused by applications obtained through third parties. In order to prevent confusion and keep the review process running smoothly, we ask that you simply link to this page, rather than hosting your own copy of the application. Thank you.

NEW POLICY: Student Principal Investigators must submit a completed Faculty Research Sponsor Agreement form with their IRB application.

Download information here about the IRB review process, instructions for filling out application forms, and application checklist.
Download information and instructions for writing an Informed Consent Form, with examples.

It is easiest to download the Word application and fill it in, then either print it out or email it to along with supporting documentation. A completed application consists of:

Applications may be turned into the IRB Administrative Office, 212E Administration Building or emailed to Student IRB applications must:  include a signed Faculty Research Sponsor Agreement form.  For electronic IRB submissions, students must cc the faculty sponsor in the email correspondence.

Questions may be addressed via email to, or call (410) 704-2236.