The HRPO (formerly the IRB) oversees the IRB Committees and administrative review processes. It promotes the safety and protection of individuals involved in research by providing support, guidance, and education to facilitate ethical and scientifically sound research.
Access to online research training and resources for human subjects research, including: Responsible Conduct of Research, Good Clinical Practice, Human Subjects, Biomedical Science, Social and Behavioral Science, and Privacy & Information Security.
HSLS supports teaching, research and clinical care in the health sciences for University of Pittsburgh faculty, students and staff, and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center residents and fellows. It can also help with Data Management Sharing Plans.
Supports all sponsored research at the University of Pittsburgh including grants, subcontracts, and DUA/MTAs. OR reviews, negotiates, endorses, and provides administrative oversight related to proposals and awards.
Investigational New Drug (IND) applications and Investigational Device Exemptions (IDE) applications for acceptance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must be filed through this office.
Investigational Drug Services (IDS)
Evaluates plans for ordering, receipt, storage, preparation, dispensing, and billing of drugs used in research studies to ensure compliance. Contact email@example.com.
Projects addressing issues of Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement in UPMC facilities should contact the Quality Improvement Review Committee (QRC) at UPMC. These projects do not require IRB approval unless they involve human participant research, but are still subject to oversight.
The Office of Research Protections is responsible for the oversight of research reviews and activities, and for the promotion of ethical research practices. Its mission is to support faculty, staff, and students through the complex regulatory network, and to facilitate ethical and high-quality research.
Conducts reviews to ensure compliance with all federal and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regulations governing the conduct of human stem cell research.
CORID is the University of Pittsburgh Committee which is responsible for review and approval of research studies involving recently deceased subjects who have donated their bodies for the purpose of research.
CSSD provides security services, tools and education to protect your computer, safeguard personal information, and secure sensitive University data. They also assist University administration with adhering to state and federal regulations regarding technology.
Institutional Data and Safety Monitoring Boards (IDSMBs)
CTSI oversees DSMBs for investigator-initiated clinical trials that require oversight, and assists in ensuring safe conduct of the study. To request services please complete the IDSMB request form.
A DSMB training manual has been developed through a collaborative effort across several academic institutions with CTSA awards. The purpose of this manual is to serve as a training and reference resource for individuals asked to serve on a DSMB or some other capacity of safety oversight for clinical research studies. It contains a comprehensive collection of the regulatory framework for DSMBs, as well as best practices.
UPMC Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Support (OSPARS)
Oversight of industry-initiated studies using a central IRB, and UPMC Fiscal Review. UPMC Staff: access information about the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Support (OSPARS) through the UPMC Infonet
OSPARS contact information: (412) 647-4461 or Email OSPARS@upmc.edu