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 »

New Web-Based Survey Tool Available

The University of Pittsburgh has obtained a site license for the Qualtrics survey service which is available... View »

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... View »