The University of Pittsburgh HRPO makes it easy for you to find the latest infomation on application requirements and training. Find answers below or in Helpful Links block.

Required Courses

All students, faculty and staff are required to complete training prior to begining a research project. The specific training may vary depending on the discipline and research activities.

Continuing Education

HRP conducts many topic specific sessions for research involving human subjects. 


All studies must now be done through PittPRO. To access step-by-step information and guidelines, continue to the PittPRO page.

Single IRB Review

Reliance agreements are arranged between institutions allowing the IRB of one institution to rely on the IRB of another for review of human subjects research.