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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 »


Extended IRB Approval Periods
Effective immediately, the IRB will have the ability to extend the approval period for certain non-exempt research to 3 years rather than requiring annual review. Learn More »
FDA Webinar on Investigational Devices
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued a final guidance document, “FDA Decisions for Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Clinical Investigations.”  The FDA will hold a webinar to explain the guidance and to provide a forum for asking questions on September 4, 2014 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Learn More »
Message to the IRB Community
For the past 10 years Chris Ryan, PhD has served as the Director of the IRB Office in addition to his duties as Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Health & Community Systems, and Clinical & Translational Science and as Co-Director of the CTSI Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core. In the next few weeks, Dr. Ryan will be stepping back from his duties as IRB Office Director to refocus his energies on his own research and his increasing role in mentoring young investigators through his duties with the CTSI. Learn More »



Ask the IRB

The University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board presents "Ask the IRB".  Bring your lunch and join Dr. Guido and staff for this informal workshop.

Richard Guido, MD, Chair, IRB Tuesday, October 07, 12:00 PM EDT 2014 Learn More »
Social Networking and Online Recruiting Strategies: Ethical and Practical Challenges for Researchers and IRBs
Brenda Curtis, PhD, MSPH, Health Communication Research Scientist, Treatment Research Institute Friday, October 10, 12:00 PM EDT 2014 Learn More »
Part Two: Waivers-Beyond the Basics

This session will focus on how to apply waivers, best practices, and where to find flexibility in the regulations using a case-based approach.

Erin Grabowski, BS, CIP, IRB Senior Research Review Coordinator Friday, October 17, 12:00 PM EDT 2014 Learn More »