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Research Conduct and Compliance Office

The Research Conduct and Compliance Office of the University of Pittsburgh will oversee and facilitate the conduct of ethical and regulation-compliant human and animal subject research through an integrated system of research review, audit and educational programs established in a manner that maximizes institutional effectiveness.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training

All Investigators and research team members who are engaged in the conduct, oversight or management of clinical trials (as defined by the NIH) must complete the CITI GCP training course before they participate in any research activities effective January 1, 2017. The University is extending this requirement to all research studies that meet the definition of a clinical trial regardless of the funding source. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator to ensure that all members of the research team who meet this requirement complete GCP training and maintain certification during the course of the study.

Research Resource Symposium Presentations

The Research Conduct and Compliance Office hosted the first annual one-day Research Resource Symposium on January 21, 2016 at the Biomedical Science South Tower.

Training is mandatory for all personnel listed on a research protocol. The training requirements are determined by the type of reseach being conducted.

Guidance regarding requirements and recommendations on who must complete these training courses can be found by visiting

Guidance for New Researchers

Information on how to get your research started at the University of Pittsburgh.

Investigators Leaving the University of Pittsburgh

A checklist for investigators leaving the University.

Controlled Substance Information

University guidelines have been developed to assist investigators in complying with the Controlled Substances Act and related regulations.

Dual Use Research of Concern

The University of Pittsburgh policy on Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)

Industry Relationship Policy

The University of Pittsburgh Schools of Health Sciences and UPMC announce the new Industry Relationship Policy. Visit the Conflict of Interest web site for the resources to understand and comply with the new policy at

Office of Investigator-Sponsored IND and IDE Support(O3IS)

Established for University researchers involved in investigator-sponsored IND and IDE studies under the FDA.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures:

Annual Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosures are due April 15th. The relevant faculty and staff electronic disclosure forms are available at the Conflict of Interest website,

RCCO Organization Chart

RCCO Organization Chart (PDF)

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