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Research Resources and Support Services


Office of Research, Health Sciences »

Offers support services, including assistance in developing competitive grant applications, for investigators throughout the Graduate School of Public Health, the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, and the School of Pharmacy.

Research Funding Opportunities »


Provides the University of Pittsburgh’s research community with up-to-date information about a wide range of funding opportunities for research across the full breadth of the health sciences.

Medical Student Research/Scholarly Project »

The Scholarly Project encourages students to design, seek, and test novel approaches to scientific/clinical problems and fosters analytical thinking and the development of tools for rational decision making in future physicians.


Faculty Research Interests Project »

Is a searchable index of terms describing the current research interests of health sciences faculty at the University of Pittsburgh.


Office of Clinical Research, Health Sciences »


Facilitates the process of clinical research, promotes its value, and fosters communication among the various entities engaged in its conduct. The Office of Clinical Research promotes clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh and its affiliated institutions by providing research-related resources for volunteers, sponsors, investigators and research staff.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute »


Provides information on the vast resources and assistance available from CTSI to investigators engaged in biomedical research in order to enhance how efficiently and effectively advances might reach individual patients and the population as a whole.

Institute for Clinical Research Education »


Home for the University of Pittsburgh’s premier clinical and translational research training programs as well as the home for the Research Education and Career Development Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Clinical Trials »


Advances in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of diseases depend on clinical research. Without volunteers, clinical research would not be possible. Learn about current studies and volunteer for ongoing research.

Research Conduct and Compliance Office »


Oversees and facilitates the conduct of ethical and regulation-compliant human and animal subject research through an integrated system of research review, audit, and educational programs.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee »

Oversees the University’s animal programs, facilities and procedures ensuring the appropriate care, use, and humane treatments of animals being used for research, testing, and education.

University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board »

Is an appropriately constituted administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects (including patients) recruited to participate in research activities.

Research Modules »

Modules required for researchers, guidance regarding requirements and recommendations on who must complete these modules, as well as recertification requirements.

Postdoctoral Scholars & Associates »


Explore some useful academic career development resources just for postdocs throughout the University community and beyond.

Department of Environmental Health & Safety »


Resources for workplace health and safety, biological safety, laboratory safety, chemical hygiene, other emergencies, and research support.

Office of Research, University of Pittsburgh »

Serves as both a center of advocacy for research and related activities, and facilitator of the research environment. The functional areas supported by the Office of Research staff include information services, project and proposal development assistance, and grants and contracts administration for pre-award and selected post-award tasks.

School of Medicine
Contact Information:

M240 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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