Contact Info

          School of Graduate Studies
          140 Butterfield Hall
          310 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2856
          Toll Free: (888) 845-2890
          Fax: (814) 732-2611
          Email: gradstudies@edinboro.edu

          Institutional Review Board



          The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is designed to review, approve initiation of, and conduct periodic review of all research projects involving human subjects conducted by Edinboro University faculty, students, or staff (including collaborative projects with other institutions and agencies).

          All research that involves human subjects must be reviewed by the IRB committee, for it is the only entity at Edinboro University that holds the authority to make a decision on the request. The process will take approximately three weeks and involves a few simple steps.

          1. You must have completed the CITI training prior to submitting a protocol. Training is valid for three years.
            1. Directions for first-time users of CITI: follow this link
            2. Faculty researchers should complete either the “Biomedical” or “Social Behavioral Sciences” course (instructions)
            3. Student researchers should complete the “Student Researchers” course (instructions)
          2. All submissions must use the EU IRB application form and be complete with the appropriate attachments.
          3. Forward the complete packet electronically to irb-chair@edinboro.edu
          4. The IRB will make a determination and inform investigator.

          The IRB has scheduled meetings monthly from September through May. Proposals requiring Full review will be considered by the Board at the IRB meeting. The other categories of research approval will be presented to the Board by the Chair for complete disclosure. In order for a Full review proposal to be considered at the next IRB meeting, the completed request must be submitted no later than noon 10 working days prior to the meeting.

          For the current IRB membership, scheduled meetings and deadlines for submission of complete proposals to the IRB, please click here.

          Application Materials

          Example Informed Consent Templates

          Additional Forms