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Institutional Review Board
Qualtrics: Web-Based Survey System

The University of Pittsburgh has purchased a site license that permits all faculty, students, and staff to access Qualtrics -- a premiere web-based system for preparing surveys, at no cost.  Because of the well-established data security features of this system, all new IRB submissions that include web-based surveys will be required (with few exceptions) to use Qualtrics after March 1, 2014

Access to Qualtrics is now available from the My Resources link on my.pitt.edu
Why Qualtrics?

  • user friendly; surveys can be created in minutes without prior training
  • graphics, video or audio clips can be easily embedded into a survey
  • more than 200 templates are available from the Qualtrics Library
  • personalized Email invitations and reminders can be generated
  • robust system; easy to customize all aspects of the survey
  • Qualtrics University provides user resources and support
New Archiving Process for Exempt Studies Only

Exempt studies do not currently have an expiration date. In order to properly manage these studies in OSIRIS, we have implemented a new process where Exempt studies will be archived after 3 years. Investigators will receive an email notification 6 weeks before the archiving process will take place and be given the opportunity to extend the study another 3 years if still conducting the research. The notification will provide instructions on extending the expiration date.

The IRB holds two 'Ask the IRB' sessions a month during the academic year. This is an opportunity to receive updates and ask questions of the IRB.

Click on the a link below to view previously recorded programs.

Need an IRB consultation?

Need advice about a new study or have questions about an existing study.

Contact Nick Landolina at (412)383-1622 or landna@upmc.edu. We recommend that you make an appointment but same day appointments are certainly possible.

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