Resources for Researchers

The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research (OSPR) coordinates all aspects of research at Towson University, from the identification of funding opportunities to the development of proposals, to compliance issues including requirements for the protection of human and animal subjects of research.

Proposals to external funding agencies must be submitted by the OSPR. Proposals will be submitted to a funding agency after the normal internal university proposal review and approval procedure has been followed and all of the necessary signatures and approvals are obtained.

IRB Information

Ongoing education and training in protection of human subjects is a federal requirement for anyone engaged in research.

Contact the IRB office at 410-704-4488.

Training for compliance issues is available via workshops or guest speakerships, as well as online. Contact to arrange a workshop or in person training. For online training, please visit:

More Information

*Please Note: OSPR is currently revising our proposal review and approval procedures and forms. For the most current Proposal Review and Approval procedures, please e-mail us at:

Technologies that are conceived or developed by Towson University employees should be disclosed to the Office of University Counsel (OUC). The Invention Disclosure form provides information about your invention to provide the initial evaluation by OUC.

For additional assistance, call the Office of the University Counsel, 410-704-6062, or the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research, 410-704-2236, or e-mail


Office of Sponsored Programs & Research
212E Administration Building

Phone: 410-704-2236
Fax: 410-704-4494



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Towson University's partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide many opportunities for interdisciplinary research.



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