The mission of the Office of Clinical Research, Health Sciences (OCR) is to promote the growth of clinical research within and across the six schools of the Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. The OCR's goal 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 subject recruitment into clinical research studies, and improve health in the community by increasing access to university-based and medical system-wide clinical research.

Important Information: Clinical Trial Registration

Why Do I Need To Register My Trial and Submit Results to

Required by Law
Section 801 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA 801) (PDF) requires Responsible Parties to register and submit summary results of clinical trials with The law applies to certain clinical trials of drugs (including biological products) and medical devices.
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Required for Journal Publication
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) requires trial registration as a condition for the publication of research results generated by a clinical trial. is a registry where organizations and individuals can provide the World Health Organization (WHO) Trial Registration Data Set required by ICMJE.

For more information, please review the Clinical Trials Registration Requirements.

OCR offers services to assist investigators and research staff in the conduct of clinical research.

Education & Training
OCR provides centralized, coordinated education and training for research professionals at the University of Pittsburgh and its affiliated institutions.
Research Studies
Research studies currently in progress at the University of Pittsburgh and affiliated sites (click here to request to have your study listed on this site).
Clinical Research-Related Resources
OCR offers resources to facilitate the design, implementation, and management of clinical research projects.
Overview and submission requests.
Request forms for services and other downloadable documents