Regulatory Knowledge & Support


Navigation of the regulatory requirements for study approval can be complicated. At the University-level alone, required research oversight reviews can include multiple institutional offices (e.g. HRPO, IACUC, Conflict of Interest, IND/IDE). The CTSI Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core helps facilitate regulatory compliance and promotes good clinical practice in research by providing study teams with proactive regulatory guidance. CTSI Research Facilitators work directly with researchers in collaboration with regulatory agencies to navigate all necessary regulatory pathways, at any stage of their research. They provide personalized education, training, services, and resources for investigators, students, fellows, research staff, and health professionals.

Regulatory Knowledge & Support Core Services

CTSI Research Facilitators provide assistance with:

  • Grant applications
  • HRPO/IRB process
  • Consent form development
  • Institutional Data & Safety Monitoring Boards (IDSMBs)
  • IACUC submissions
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) projects

Team & Contact Info

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Laurel Yasko
Core Director, Regulatory Knowledge & Support
Phone: 412-648-9756
E-mail: lyasko@pitt.edu
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Shannon Valenti
Core Administrator, Regulatory Knowledge & Support
Phone: 412-648-4252
E-mail: snl25@pitt.edu