News

November 24, 2020

HRP Holiday Schedule

The Human Research Protection office will be closed for Thanksgiving break November 26 - 30, 2020. In addition, the office will be closed for Winter Break from December 24, 2020 until January 4,...

November 23, 2020

Tier 3 Studies to Cease In-Person Interactions

Pitt’s Health Care Advisory Group (HCAG) has recommended that the University’s Tier 3 research activities in Allegheny County be conducted remotely without in-person study visits until further...

September 30, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: Pitt's Actions

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher released an announcement regarding the proactive steps that...

August 6, 2020

IRB Town Hall Session Recordings Available

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for researchers. The recently released procedures to begin or continue research have generated a number of questions. On Wednesday, July 15 on...

June 18, 2020

All Studes Must Transition to PittPRO by July 30, 2020

The Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) would like to thank the study teams who have transitioned their projects from OSIRIS into PittPRO. It is critically important that all remaining studies...

June 18, 2020

PittPRO Transition of Studies: Released from Continuing Review

When transition of existing studies from OSIRIS to PittPRO began, it was limited to studies with an expiration date. HRPO is now ready to transition studies that have been released from continuing...

May 6, 2020

Archiving of Exempt Studies in OSIRIS

 

Effective May 30, 2020, all remaining exempt projects in OSIRIS will be archived
 

Why is this action being taken?

HRPO’s...

March 11, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: Pitt's Actions

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher released an announcement regarding the proactive steps that...

February 5, 2020

Transition of Studies in Data Analysis Only and Long-Term Follow-Up into PittPRO

 

Studies that are in data analysis only (DAO) or long term follow up (LTFU) must transition into PittPRO unless a study closure is submitted. When continuing review is due, studies will...

January 28, 2020

Transition of Studies into PittPRO that were Released from Continuing Review

When transition of existing studies from OSIRIS to PittPRO began, it was limited to studies with an expiration date. HRPO is now ready to transition studies that have been released from continuing...

January 17, 2020

Single IRB (sIRB) Requirement Updates

As a reminder, the NIH sIRB mandate requiring the use of an sIRB, as a contingency for funding of NIH-multi-site research studies, went into effect January 25, 2018....

October 9, 2019

HRPO Holiday Schedule

The Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 28 and 29, 2019. HRPO will also be closed for Winter Break from December 20, 2019 until January 2, 2020. The...

September 4, 2019

HRPO is Hiring!

The Human Research Protection Office currently has two open positions:

Research Review Analyst – Exempt/Expedited: The EE Analyst is responsible for the administrative...

July 16, 2019

Update on IRB Turnaround Times

Due to the number of transitions from OSIRIS to PittPRO, we are currently experiencing longer than expected review times for both new studies and continuing reviews. Current median turnaround...

May 31, 2019

PittPRO Upgrade

Due to an upgrade to the system, PittPRO will be unavailable on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 7pm to 10 pm.
 
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