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.

Read below for more about Edinboro's Institutional Review Board members and schedules.

IRB Members

The current members on the IRB are:

Dr. Amy McClune, Nursing (127 Human Services Building) - IRB Chair
Dr. Erik A. Bentsen, Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education
Rev. James Bernhardt, Pastor – Wayside Presbyterian Church, Erie – Community member
Dr. Ron Craig, Psychology

Dr. Joyce Jagielo, Psychology
Dr. Elizabeth Joyce, English
Dr. Ruth Stauffer, Health and Physical Education
Dr. Jingze Jiang, Business and Economics

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

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 Edinboro University 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.