Institutional Review Board Information

          The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is governed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). Edinboro University of Pennsylvania has a Federalwide Assurance (#00001781), which indicates that Edinboro University is committed to comply with the requirements of 45 CFR part 46.

          EU IRB Membership

          The current members on the IRB are:

          Dr. Amy McClune, Nursing (127 Human Services Building) - IRB Chair
          Dr. Erik A. Bentsen, Counseling, School Psychology, & Special Education
          Rev. James Bernhardt, Pastor – Wayside Presbyterian Church, Erie – Community member
          Dr. Ron Craig, Psychology
          Ms. Rosmari Graham, Director of Grants/Sponsored Programs
          Dr. Joyce Jagielo, Psychology – Faculty Senate Research Chair
          Dr. Elizabeth Joyce, English (on sabbatical Fall 2018/Spring 2019)
          Dr. Heather Kenny, Early Childhood & Reading
          Dr. Ruth Stauffer, Health and Physical Education

          To contact any member of the IRB, please forward the request to

          EU IRB Meeting Schedule

          The EU IRB meets monthly from September to May.  Completed applications must be submitted no later than 10 days in advance to be reviewed at that month's IRB meeting.  Applications are accepted at

          Summer Reviews

          The EU IRB meets twice in the summer, in June and August, for review of protocols requiring full review. Expedited and exempt reviews will be considered by the IRB over the summer but may require a longer review time.