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OSIRIS to PittPRO Transition
OSIRIS studies due for continuing review on or after March 15, 2019 will transition to PittPRO rather than renewing in Learn More »
GDPR - Effective May 25, 2018
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018.  Visit HRPO A-Z 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 »
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Important Information Regarding HIPAA Training for Researchers
The CITI Privacy and Information Security Course has replaced the HIPAA for Researchers ISER module. Learn More »
PA Supreme Court Decision & Informed Consent
The HRPO will operate under the current policy for informed consent outlined in the HRPO Policy and Procedure Manual, Chapter 13 (Obtaining Consent)
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January 25, 2018 is the new date for Single IRB Review
NIH has extended the effective date of the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research to January 25, 2018.     Learn More »

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IRB 101 for Greater than Minimal Risk Studies

Do you need information on how to submit a greater than minimal risk study? This session is for you!

Melissa Miklos, MSL, CIP - HRPO Associate Director Wednesday, September 18, 12:00 PM EDT 2019 Learn More »
IRB 101 for Expedited Studies

This session will provide new researchers with the basic skills to manage a study that will be submitted for expedited review.

Larry Ivanco, MSW - Research Review Analyst Thursday, September 26, 12:00 PM EDT 2019 Learn More »
Celebrities, Science, and Pseudoscience: Tackling Misinformation in the Era of Health Noise

Popular culture is filled with health myths, pseudoscientific noise and dangerous conspiracy theories. This is having a measurable impact on public health and critical thinking.

Timothy Caulfield, LLM, FRSC, FCAHS, Canada Chair in Health Law and Policy, Research Director, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta Thursday, October 17, 12:30 PM EDT 2019 Learn More »