News

June 20, 2017

January 25, 2018 is the new date for Single IRB Review

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) previously issued a policy on the use of a single Institutional Review Board (IRB) for multi-site research.  The policy is to establish the expectation that...

February 23, 2017

Update on Training Requirements

Effective March 5, 2017, OSIRIS will prohibit the submission of new protocols when any member of the research team is not up-to-date with CITI training on Human Subject Research, Responsible...

December 22, 2016

NIH Extends Effective Date of Single IRB Review

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) previously issued a policy on the use of a single Institutional Review Board (IRB) for multi-site research.  The policy is to establish the expectation that...

October 24, 2016

New Data Security Review Process

HRPO is pleased to announce that we are ready to initiate the new data security review process for all new studies effective November 6, 2016. We have been...

June 30, 2016

New NIH Policy on the Use of a Single IRB for Multi-Site Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is issuing this policy on the use of a single Institutional Review Board (IRB) for multi-site research to establish the expectation that a single IRB (sIRB...

May 26, 2016

New Version of Qualtrics

The Qualtrics Insight platform is the newest survey creation platform from Qualtrics.  On Tuesday, June 14, Qualtrics Insight will become the University’s service for conducting polls, surveys,...

March 29, 2016

New Global Operations Support

The University of Pittsburgh has recently launched five new global operations support initiatives for faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad for University business, including research. In...

October 9, 2015

IRB Office has a new name

Effective immediately, the University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board (IRB) Office, with the support of the Chancellor and Provost, has been renamed the Human Research Protection Office (...

June 8, 2015

Reminder about CITI expiration dates

CITI training courses expire every 3 years and CITI will send e-mail reminders 90 days before your courses expire.  The refresher courses are automatically added to your curriculum, and will be...

January 6, 2015

New NIH Policy for Genomic Data Sharing

NIH has released a policy for Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) which requires investigators to incorporate a genomic data sharing plan in the ‘resource sharing’ section of their application.  This...

November 12, 2014

Change to CITI Responsible Conduct of Research Course

Important Change to CITI Program
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November 3, 2014

New Online Database of Country Specific Regulatory Information

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has developed an online database of country-specific clinical research regulatory information.  It is designed for investigators to save...

August 20, 2014

Extended IRB Approval Periods

Several years ago UPitt joined a national group formed at the University of California, San Francisco called the Flexibility Consortium.  The goal was to identify areas of flexibility in the...

March 7, 2013

New Web-Based Survey Tool Available

The University of Pittsburgh has obtained a site license for the Qualtrics survey service which is available...