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Meet the IRB
Staff from left to right:  Melissa Miklos, Judy Navratil, Linda Banks, Tom Carey, Erin Grabowski, Terry McKaveney, Learn More »
Qualtrics Survey System
The University of Pittsburgh has obtained a site license for the Qualtrics survey system which is available for all Learn More »


New NIH Policy for Genomic Data Sharing
NIH has released a policy for Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) which requires investigators to incorporate a genomic data sharing plan in the ‘resource sharing’ section of their application.  This policy applies to proposals and applications submitted after January 25, 2015. Learn More »
Change to CITI Responsible Conduct of Research Course
Effective November 25, 2014, the CITI Program will replace its collection of existing RCR basic courses with one new basic course. If you start the current course, you must complete the course before the 25th or start over with the new basic course. Learn More »
New Online Database of Country Specific Regulatory Information
NIH agency develops online database for international research Learn More »



Follow the Yellow Brick Road...a Map to Parental Permission and Assent

Enrolling children in research studies requires special considerations and processes.

Melissa Miklos, BS, CIP, Associate Director of Education, IRB Tuesday, February 03, 12:00 PM EST 2015 Learn More »
International Research: Logistical and Ethical Considerations

This program will provide specific information for faculty and students who are planning to conduct international research now or in the future.

Theresa Colecchia, JD, Michelle LeMenager, BS, CIP Tuesday, February 24, 12:00 PM EST 2015 Learn More »
Data Sharing Isn’t What It Used To Be – An IRB Perspective

Sharing data is common practice and in some situations, a requirement for funding. Have you thought about the human subject protections issues?  What about data collected years ago?

Jean Barone, CIP, Director of Regulatory Affairs Monday, March 16, 12:00 PM EDT 2015 Learn More »