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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 648-9618.
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Health Sciences Library System (HSLS)
The Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) at the University of Pittsburgh offers a wide array of information services, educational opportunities, and resources in print and electronic format to faculty, students and researchers in the Schools of the Health Sciences. The HSLS web site is the primary access point for library information.
HSLS offers access to at thousands of databases and full-text electronic journals and books. Consult PITTCat for the Health Sciences for complete information about HSLS print and electronic resources.
Arrange an individualized consultation with a reference librarian. A consult could include any of the following: developing/refining a complicated search strategy, locating an appropriate electronic resource, advice on how to approach a difficult topic, data management concerns, systematic review assistance, IACUC searches, or techniques for using the Web to locate specific information. Contact the information services department or call 412-648-8866.
Molecular Biology Information Service:
Provides bioinformatics support via workshops, videos, access to data analysis software, consultations, and a comprehensive Web site. For further information contact Dr. Carrie Iwema, 412-383-6887 or Dr. Ansuman Chattopadhyay, 412-648-1297.
Health Sciences Web Portal
The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences sponsors this website. The purposes of the site are:
- to provide a starting point for access to educational and research-related activities in the health sciences community at Pitt and the UPMC,
- to make available information on health sciences research-related activities, including providing information on funding opportunities,
- to provide a starting point to additional Internet-based, health sciences related resources,
- to provide information about events happening across the Schools of the Health Sciences and the UPMC,
- to serve as a gateway for the health sciences community to University web sites that are of practical interest, and
- to alert the health sciences community to scientific news of interest and other important announcements.
Launched by the Office of the Provost in 2013, the Innovation Institute is the University's hub for activities that promote and foster innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and throughout the Pittsburgh region. The Innovation Institute is built on a foundation supported by education, collaboration, communication, and economic development.
The goals of the Institute are to encourage and support innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and in the community, and to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at Pitt among faculty, staff and students.
Office of Academic Career Development
OACD is dedicated to providing professionals in the schools of the health sciences (the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) with the professional tools, resources, and support they need to achieve their full potential as leaders in biomedical research, education, and clinical practice. As a model for comprehensive academic career development programs internationally, OACD seeks to empower the academic health science community, including graduate and medical students, postdoctoral associates and scholars, residents, clinical associates, and faculty by providing academic career development guidance, training, and support.
Office of Clinical Research, Health Sciences
The Office of Clinical Research, Health Sciences (OCR) promotes the growth of clinical research within and across the six schools of the Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. The OCR’s mission is to facilitate promotion of an interdisciplinary collaborative environment that fosters the translation of research to the community. A successful collaborative environment will increase the institution’s competitiveness for clinical and translational research initiatives, promote the development of junior clinical investigators, facilitate participant recruitment into clinical research studies, and improve health in the community by increasing access to university-based and medical system-wide clinical research. In addition, OCR provides research-related resources for participants, investigators and research staff.
The Office offers a number of services including the Study Design and Statistical Consultation Service (including assistance with study design, data collection methods and data analyses), an Institutional Data and Safety Monitoring Board (IDSMB), and assistance in participant recruitment. In addition, OCR provides education and training resources for investigators, coordinators and other key personnel involved in clinical research. The OCR website provides information on these as well as clinical research studies currently being conducted at the University of Pittsburgh.
Office of Research, Health Sciences
The Office of Research, Health Sciences (OORHS) mission supports the emerging and established research enterprises within and across the six Schools of the Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. The OORHS serves the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences community by:
- Identifying opportunities to bring investigators together for multidisciplinary research collaborations and programs
- Providing project management and editorial assistance for multi-investigator grant applications
- Providing review and editorial assistance for grant applications prepared by Health Sciences faculty members
- Maintaining the Application Repository To Help University Researchers (ARTHUR), which includes successfully funded grant applications submitted by University of Pittsburgh researchers
- Providing “boilerplate” grant narrative text on core resources, research infrastructure, and institutional background information
- Administering the Competitive Medical Research Fund (CMRF) and the Health Sciences Bridge Funding Program
- Compiling and disseminating funding announcements and federal and University research policy changes
- Providing guidance to new research faculty in the Schools of the Health Sciences
- Maintaining an online handbook for biomedical researchers
- Coordinating the assignment, renovation, and construction of Health Sciences research space and infrastructure
- Fostering the development and use of research resources and core facilities
- Providing administrative oversight to the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR)
Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)
The Office of Sponsored Programs (formerly, Office of Research), a central office reporting to the Vice Provost for Research, is charged with assisting faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to promote and secure sponsored research funding. The OR reviews, negotiates, endorses, and provides administrative oversight related to proposals and awards in accordance with all applicable laws, policies and regulations. The Director of the Office of Research serves as the designated University Officer empowered for both sponsored research activities and export control matters.
Office of Sponsored Projects Accounting
The Office of Sponsored Projects Accounting (Formerly Office of Research Accounting) is a centralized accounting office reporting to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. The Office of Sponsored Projects Accounting is responsible for the post award management of sponsored research programs. Duties include post award accounting, financial reporting, and administration of funding from acceptance to completion of a sponsored program. To accomplish these duties, significant interactions occur between the Office of Sponsored Projects Accounting, the Office of Research, principal investigators, department administrators, central administration and representatives of federal and non-federal sponsoring agencies.