Research Resources - Administrative, Regulatory and Educational

This directory provides links to support services, policies, procedures, and regulations related to the conduct of research.

To submit updates, or to request the addition of a resource, please contact Paul Wood at pgw@pitt.edu or (412) 648-9618.

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Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

Suite 302 Iroquois Building
412-647-8232
F: 412-647-8222
Website

The purpose of the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is to advance the academic, clinical, and service missions of the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC through the continuing professional development of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other health professionals and the translation of biomedical knowledge into clinical practice.

The effects of the Center's activities are measured through the assessment of knowledge, professional performance, clinical outcomes, and population health. This is accomplished through a variety of methodologies including survey tools, reflective exercises, pre- and post-activity knowledge and competency testing, and measurement of healthcare outcomes. These data are used to assess the effectiveness of our activities and to continuously improve the quality of education offered to our target audiences.

Center for Health Equity

125 Parran Hall
130 DeSoto Street
412-624-5665
F: 412-624-8679
Website

The Center for Health Equity focuses on excess premature mortality (deaths before age 65) in populations experiencing health inequities with four major aims:

  1. To gain a further understanding of the causes of health inequities with a focus on Western Pennsylvania and, more specifically, Allegheny County
  2. To develop, implement, and evaluate interventions designed to reduce those inequities
  3. To provide capacity-building services to community organizations in our region
  4. To disseminate findings and experiences through the CHE website, conferences, and peer-reviewed publications.

Center for Military Medicine Research

Bridgeside Point II
450 Technology Drive
412-624-3420
Website

The Center for Military Medicine Research (CMMR) was established in June 2012 to provide a formal mechanism through which the challenges and opportunities of casualty care and wound healing can be examined at an advanced research level. The center has identified a network of successful partnerships and collaborations between scientists, clinicians, industry, and the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to foster the most promising research technologies and therapeutic strategies.

Areas of Focus include:

  • Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Transplantation immunology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Human performance
  • Vision Restoration
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Center for Research on Health Care

Suite 600
230 McKee Place
412-692-4853
Website

The Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC) was created as a place where investigators can transform ideas into feasible projects, work together in multidisciplinary health services research teams, establish a broad-based research agenda, and train leaders and investigators in the conduct of health services research.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute(CTSI)

Suite 401 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
412-648-2332
F: 412-648-2741
Website

The mission of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh is to improve the efficiency with which biomedical advances translate to improvements in the health of the community. CTSI is transforming the process of clinical and translational research through the provision of research and educational resources, thus training and enabling scientists to generate and translate new biomedical knowledge.

  • Research Participant Registry
  • Regulatory Core
  • Clinical and Translational Research Center
  • Design Biostatistics and Ethics Core

Education and Compliance Office - For Human Subject Research

Sute 205 Hieber Building
3500 Fifth Avenue
412-383-1711
F: 412-383-1388
Website

The Education and Compliance Office for Human Subject Research (ECO-HSR) provides research compliance services and education for bio-medical and psycho-social researchers in all departments and schools throughout the University.  In particular, the ECO-HSR conducts Research Investigator Start-Up Education (RISE) reviews and monitoring sponsor-investigator IND/IDE protocols. In addition, the ECO-HSR program includes a strong research education component. The Pitt Research Network Seminar Series (PRN) is a collaboration between the ECO-HSR and the IRB to provide updated regulatory education and information on “best research practices.” ECO-HSR staff members also provide presentations on good research practices to individual departments upon request.

Education and Compliance Office - For Laboratory Animal Research

Suite 200 Hieber Building
3500 Fifth Avenue
412-383-2008
F: 412-383-2020
Website

The role of the compliance component associated with the Laboratory Animal Research Program is oversight through (a) random protocol reviews, (b) “for cause” protocol audits, and (c) semi-annual site visits to animal housing and use areas.  There is a close association between this office and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

Internet Based Studies in Education and Research

Website

The program provides training to individuals in the Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, and its affiliated institutions, who wish to participate in biomedical and medical research and clinical activities.  Currently, the program has developed modules relating to Responsible Conduct of Research, Patient Safety & Risk Management, Safety Training and UPMC Related Training. 

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The Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE)

200 Meyran Avenue, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-586-9632
http://www.icre.pitt.edu/

The Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) is the home for the University of Pittsburgh's premier clinical and translational research training programs as well as the home for the Research Education and Career Development Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

The ICRE's primary objectives are to develop, nurture, and support a cadre of clinical and translational scientists by building on the University of Pittsburgh's existing clinical research training programs to establish a comprehensive program with activities ranging from early research exposure for high school students to programs for faculty. We offer degrees in clinical and translational science as well as medical education. We also have numerous career development programs for trainees across the pipeline.