Getting Started

Welcome! The information on this page will help you navigate submission to the University of Pittsburgh IRB.  If at anytime, you have questions or need assistance with your human subject research project, please email  If you need assistance with research unassociated with human subjects, please complete the Office of Research Protections Concierge Tool

Do I need IRB review?

Determine if you are conducting human subject research under the jurisdiction of the University of Pittsburgh IRB.

IRB Application Process

This page will instruct you on how to submit a single site study, multi-site study with Pitt as IRB of record or multi-site study with Pitt ceding review to another IRB

IRB Review Types

Learn about the differences between exempt, expedited and full board review


PittPRO is our online submission system.  Learn more about the requirements and training for use of the system.