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COVID-19: HRPO Updates
The staff for all ORP offices are working remotely and continue to operate as usual. Updates and Resources are Learn More »
HRP Holiday Schedule
The Human Research Protection office will be closed for Thanksgiving break November 26 - 30, 2020. In addition, the Learn More »
Single IRB Review
SMART IRB is just one of the possiblities available for Single IRB Review.  Learn about the processes that are in Learn More »
Let HRPO Help You
Researchers can request any service through askirb@pitt.edu.  A HRPO representative can present to your class, consult 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 »
New Web-Based Survey Tool Available
University of Pittsburgh has obtained a site license for the Qualtrics survey service which is available at no cost. Learn More »
New Archiving Process for Exempt Studies Only
Exempt studies will now be archived in OSIRIS after 3 years of inactivity. Learn More »



IRB 101 for Exempt Studies (10/26/2020)

Are you planning to submit a new study that may be exempt? This workshop is for you!

Dana DiVirgilio, MPH, CIP - Research Review Specialist Monday, October 26, 11:00 AM EDT 2020 Learn More »
Good Research Practices (10/28/2020)

Overseeing a research study can be challenging, especially if you are new to the research environment. This workshop will provide an overview of the various components of Good Research Practices... Kelly Dornin-Koss, Director, ECO-HSR, Melissa Miklos, Associate Director, HRPO, Maggie Soncini, ECO-HSR Coordinator Wednesday, October 28, 8:30 AM EDT 2020 Learn More »

CTSI Orientation to Research Fundamentals

The University of Pittsburgh's Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Orientation to Research Fundamentals Program is an intensive, two-day workshop which covers the basic concepts... Variety of speakers from University research offices Wednesday, November 11 (All day) 2020 Learn More »