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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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Update on Training Requirements
Effective March 5, 2017, OSIRIS will prohibit the submission of new protocols when any member of the research team is not up-to-date with CITI training on Human Subject Research, Responsible Conduct of Research, or Good Clinical Practice Learn More »
NIH Extends Effective Date of Single IRB Review
NIH has extended the deadline for implementation of single IRB review for multi-site research. Learn More »
New Data Security Review Process
HRPO is pleased to announce that we are ready to initiate the new data security review process for all new studies effective November 6, 2016. We have been collaborating with Sean Sweeney, Pitt Chief Information Security Officer, and his staff over the past year to develop guidance documents, a data security assessment form, and a formal data security review process by his staff at CSSD. 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 »