OORHS Application Assistance Services
Have your grant application critically evaluated by scientists in the Office of Research, Health Sciences. This service is free to Health Sciences faculty members and provides grantsmanship advice, editorial review, and scientific review. To request such a service, contact Dr. Anthony Brickner.
Application Repository to Help University Researchers (ARTHUR)
Search our database, ARTHUR, for examples of successfully funded grant applications written by faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh.
Grantsmanship Links and Tutorials
Find useful information for the prospective grant application writer, including helpful hints on how to structure an application narrative and how the NIH review process works.
Rigor and Reproducibility
Helpful information and guidelines for addressing rigor and transparency in NIH grant applications:
- Guidance: Rigor and Reproducibility in Grant Applications
- Definition, Goals, Guidance, and Resources
- New Language for 2019 (Notices)
- Updated Resource Chart - 4 Areas of Focus
- New Enhancing Reproducibility Guidelines Infographic
- Scientific Rigor Example Language
- Principles and Guidelines for Reporting Preclinical Research
Clinical Trial Requirements for Grants and Contracts
NIH is launching a series of initiatives to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research. Helpful information about these changes:
- NIH's Definition of a Clinical Trial
- Clinical Trial Case Studies
- Decision Tree for NIH Clinical Trial Definition
- Clinical Trial-specific Funding Opportunities
- New Human Subjects and Clinical Trial Information Form
- Single IRB Policy for Multi-site Research
- New Review Criteria for Clinical Trials
General Information and Resources
The file below provides general background information about research at the University of Pittsburgh and the Schools of the Health Sciences. Updated information for this page should be submitted to Dr. Paulina Liang.
- Facilities and Resources Boilerplate
- General background Information
- Information about the Schools of the Health Sciences
Looking for a collaborator? The list of active NIH grants is a great resource for helping you determine what biomedical research is being conducted at the university. The file below provides instructions on how to generate the specific list for the University of Pittsburgh.