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Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) on-line research application

Updated 12/10/21:

The leadership and staff of Human Research Protections wish all of our colleagues Happy Holidays! It is a truly a pleasure to work along side so many dedicated study teams in pursuit of protecting those who participate in research.

As a reminder, the University will be closing for Winter Break from Monday, December 20th until Tuesday, January 4th. Expedited/exempt submissions (including modifications and continuing review applications) received after today may not be processed until after the New Year. Studies requiring review by the Full Board will be scheduled for meetings beginning the first week of January.

Guidance: The HRPO website at www.hrpo.pitt.edu offers extensive information and the A-Z Guidance section provides details on specific topics to assist with preparation of the application and the conduct of your research project.

Email us with any questions using one of the email addresses listed under Useful Links or call us at 412-383-1480. Do not hesitate to contact us at any time as we are here to assist you.  We offer consultations, pre-reviews, and training sessions.

Training Information: In order to access PittPRO, you are required to complete CITI training. Detailed information about training requirements is available on the Office of Research Protections website www.orp.pitt.edu. Note: all members of the study team must have current training for the submission to move forward.

All users must complete CITI training using the University of Pittsburgh CITI portal at www.citi.pitt.edu. Individuals who completed CITI training may be able to transfer modules by linking existing CITI accounts to the Pitt CITI account during initial creation of the Pitt CITI account. Note that all institutions define the modules required for training, and therefore you may be required to complete additional modules.


Log-In Information

Use your Pitt HSConnect username and password:

Need to create a Pitt HSConnect account:

NOTE: It is important not to create duplicate accounts. If don’t know whether you have an existing account or have any other questions, contact the HSConnect support team at 412-648-2222.

PittPRO Training Sessions

Email askirb@pitt.edu to schedule a training session.
Who should attend? Anyone who needs help creating a new application
Where? Learning Resource Center, Room 305, 3500 Fifth Avenue or available virtually