November 1, 2022

NIH Final Policy for Data Management and Sharing

The NIH has issued a Final Policy for Data Management and Sharing that will go into effecton January 25, 2023. 

October 24, 2022

2022 HRP Holiday Schedule

The Human Research Protection division will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 24 and 25, 2022. HRP will also be closed for Winter Break from December 23, 2022, until January 3, 2023. The...

April 11, 2022

Electronic Data Management Update

The Electronic Data Management page in PittPRO has been updated

April 1, 2022

Important Update: Vincent Payment Solutions

On Thursday, March 31, 2022 University of Pittsburgh Purchase, Pay and Travel issued the following message to Vincent Payment Solutions System Users:

Dear Vincent Payment Solutions System...

users of PittBox must move to Pitt OneDrive or SharePoint
January 12, 2022

Modifications for PittBox Migration

The University of Pittsburgh is currently migrating away from PittBox.  As a result,...

July 16, 2021

HRP Staff and Vice Chair Updates

Committee Vice Chair Changes

Sue Beers, PhD, Vice Chair for Committee D retired at the end of June 2021. Although we will miss her leadership, Committee D will carry on...

April 20, 2021

Budgeting for the PITT Institutional Review Board (IRB) to Serve as Single IRB for Multi-Site Studies

sIRB for multi-site research now must budget for direct costs for applications

January 22, 2021

Guidance on Who May Obtain Informed Consent

HRP has received many questions regarding the policy on who is permitted to obtain informed consent.  In order to provide clarification, a new guidance document has been created and can be found...

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...