Research Resources - All

A variety of research support services are available to assist University of Pittsburgh investigators in advancing their research programs. You can find resources categorically by choosing one of options below or search the entire directory through the keyword search option.

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 Research on Health Care, Data Center

Suite 200
200 Meyran Avenue
412-692-2023
F: 412-246-6954
Website

The CRHC Data Center mission is to support University of Pittsburgh faculty members in conducting high-quality clinical and translational research at the University of Pittsburgh. To meet this objective, the CRHC Data Center provides data management, statistical analysis, and graphics services to all University investigators.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed guidelines (Title 21 CFR Part 11) for electronic records to ensure the integrity and reliability of the electronic data; the CRHC Data Center creates databases that are compliant with these FDA guidelines.

Center for Simulation and Modeling (SAM)

326 Eberly Hall
412-648-3094
F: 412-648-1939
Website

The Center for Simulation and Modeling (SaM) at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to supporting computational-based research across campus. SaM provides access to high-performance computing resources for the University community, serves as a catalyst for multidisciplinary collaborations among professors, sponsors modeling-focused seminars, teaches graduate-level modeling courses and provides individual consultation in modeling to all researchers at the University.

The Center employs full-time research faculty (consultants) whose expertise cover a wide range of areas in high performance computing (HPC) and academic research, including parallel programming for distributed, shared memory, and graphical processing units (GPUs). SaM provides user support, training, and project management services on a continual basis, as well as organizes year round workshops and training sessions on cluster usage, parallel programming, and various topics in HPC-based research. The Center also acts as a liaison for national computational resources, through partnerships with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the NSF/XSEDE Campus Champions program.

A free account with 10,000 service hours and 150Gb storage on the HPC resource is available for all University faculty and associated students/staff. Additional resources are available on a fee basis. In order to activate your account, apply online. The support website contains detailed documentation, a ticketing system and user forums for proactive communication and support for all users of the cluster. Please email, or fill out the online form to request help.

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

Clinical Research Informatics Service (CRIS)

Suite M-183 Parkvale Building
200 Meyran Avenue
412-802-6577
F: 412-647-7190
Service Request Form

The Clinical Research Informatics Service (CRIS) is a service of the Office of Clinical Research, Health Sciences. CRIS provides honest broker services for University of Pittsburgh faculty; an honest broker serves as a disinterested intermediary between the researcher and the individual whose data are being studied. The use of the honest broker ensures that the investigator is not interacting with those individuals nor recording any identifiable information about them.

This service allows clinical researchers to obtain relevant data and analysis tools from UPMC databases. CRIS can also assist with identification of anonymized potential research subjects or records using the Medical Archival Retrieval System (MARS).

Epidemiology Data Center

127 Parran Hall, Epidemiology Data Coordinating Center, Graduate School of Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
412-624-5447
F: 412-624-3775
Website

The Epidemiology Data Center (EDC) provides a research environment in which complex health questions can be explored and answered using the combined tools of biology and statistics. The EDC establishes collaborations with clinical researchers to design, conduct, and analyze multi-center randomized clinical trials and epidemiologic studies. To contribute to the development of new knowledge, the EDC develops and refines data collection, data management, computing, and statistical methods, with the ultimate goal of advancing treatment and prevention of disease.

The EDC has collaborated in over 100 research studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies. At any given time the EDC coordinates data management and analysis activities for 20 to 30 research projects sponsored by federal agencies as well as by industry. The current studies represent a variety of scientific designs including clinical trials, registries, and case control studies.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

300 South Craig Street
412-268-4960
F: 412-268-5832
Website

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center provides university, government, and industrial researchers with access to several of the most powerful systems for high-performance computing, communications and data-handling available to scientists and engineers nationwide for unclassified research. PSC advances the state-of-the-art in high-performance computing, communications and informatics and offers a flexible environment for solving the largest and most challenging problems in computational science. As a leading partner in XSEDE, the National Science Foundation program of coordinated cyberinfrastructure for education and research, PSC works with its XSEDE partners to harness the full range of information technologies to enable discovery in U.S. science and engineering.

Statistics Consulting Center

2728 Cathedral of Learning
412-624-8368
Website

The Center for Statistics offers statistical consulting services, including design, data summarization, analysis, and interpretation of results. Researchers from various disciplines (within the arts and sciences, as well as clinical research and education) are welcome. Typically, only short-term consulting projects can be undertaken. The consulting is done by graduate students under the supervision of faculty members in the Department of Statistics.

University Center for Social and Urban Research

121 University Place
412-624-5442
F: 412-624-4810
Website

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) was established in 1972 to serve as a resource for researchers and educators interested in the basic and applied social and behavioral sciences. As a hub for interdisciplinary research and collaboration, UCSUR promotes a research agenda focused on the social, economic, and health issues most relevant to our society.

UCSUR maintains a permanent research infrastructure available to faculty and the community with the capacity to:

  • Conduct all types of survey research, including complex Web surveys
  • Carry out regional econometric modeling
  • Analyze qualitative data using state-of-the-art computer methods
  • Obtain, format, and analyze spatial data
  • Acquire, manage, and analyze large secondary and administrative data sets including Census data
  • Design and carry out descriptive, evaluation, and intervention studies
  • Provide information technology services for the collection, management, and analysis of sensitive research data to assure the highest levels of security and privacy.

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

https://upci.upmc.edu/facilities.cfm

For a complete listing of research resources available as part of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), please link to the UPCI Shared Resources web page.

  • Animal Facility
  • Biobehavioral Oncology Facility
  • Biostatistics Facility
  • Cancer Bioinformatics Services
  • Cancer Genomics Facility
  • Cancer Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Facility
  • Cancer Proteomics Facility (Mass Spectrometry, Luminex)
  • Cell and Tissue Imaging Facility
  • Chemical Biology Facility
  • Cytometry Facility (Analytical cytometry, Flow cytometry, Imaging cytometry, FACS )
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Laboratory
  • Immunologic Monitoring and Cellular Products Laboratory
  • In Vivo Imaging Facility
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Tissue and Research Pathology Services