Are you interested in working for the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO)?  Now is the time!

We have an immediate opening as a Research Review Analyst (nurse preferred).  Learn more... View »

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... View »

NIH Extends Effective Date of Single IRB Review

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) previously issued a policy on the use of a single Institutional Review Board (IRB) for multi-site research.  The policy is to establish the expectation... View »

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... View »

Staffing Changes at HRPO

Erin Grabowski (exempt/expedited coordinator) has been moved into the Regulatory Division as the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) Analyst. Erin’s role will be to... View »

Orientation to Research Fundamentals-Basics for Research Coordinators

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New NIH Policy on the Use of a Single IRB for Multi-Site Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is issuing this policy on the use of a single Institutional Review Board (IRB) for multi-site research to establish the expectation that a single IRB (sIRB... View »

New Version of Qualtrics

The Qualtrics Insight platform is the newest survey creation platform from Qualtrics.  On Tuesday, June 14, Qualtrics Insight will become the University’s service for conducting polls, surveys,... View »

New Global Operations Support

The University of Pittsburgh has recently launched five new global operations support initiatives for faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad for University business, including research. In... View »

IRB Office has a new name

Effective immediately, the University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board (IRB) Office, with the support of the Chancellor and Provost, has been renamed the Human Research Protection Office... View »

Reminder about CITI expiration dates

CITI training courses expire every 3 years and CITI will send e-mail reminders 90 days before your courses expire.  The refresher courses are automatically added to your curriculum, and will be... View »

New NIH Policy for Genomic Data Sharing

NIH has released a policy for Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) which requires investigators to incorporate a genomic data sharing plan in the ‘resource sharing’ section of their application.  This... View »

Change to CITI Responsible Conduct of Research Course
Important Change to CITI Program
New Online Database of Country Specific Regulatory Information

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has developed an online database of country-specific clinical research regulatory information.  It is designed for investigators to save... View »

Extended IRB Approval Periods

Several years ago UPitt joined a national group formed at the University of California, San Francisco called the Flexibility Consortium.  The goal was to identify areas of flexibility in the... View »