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  • Important!!

    The University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements for users conducting or involved in Human Subjects Research have changed effective March 5, 2012.

    In keeping with these requirements, the Good Clinical Practice, Human Subjects Research in Biomedical Science (Formerly RPF Module 2A), Human Subjects Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences (Formerly RPF Module 2B) and IRB Member Education modules are no longer available through this learning management system.

    While the Research Integrity Module is available, the University of Pittsburgh IRB Research Integrity requirements have moved to the CITI system.

    Please go to for more information.

  • Modules required for researchers can be found under "Responsible Conduct of Research". Guidance regarding requirements and recommendations on who must complete these modules, as well as recertification requirements can be found by checking "What is Required?".

  • For more information on requirements regarding the various HIPAA training modules, please check the "What is Required - HIPAA Modules"

  • Please notify us if you want to use any of these modules for education purposes; we will be happy to provide you with additional information.

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2014 Fall Trauma Grand Rounds

2014 Spring Trauma Grand Rounds

2014/12/09 - UPMC Shadyside Quality, Patient Safety, and Risk Management Medical Staff Meeting

2015 Summer Trauma Grand Rounds

2015/02/24 -UPMC Shadyside Quality, Patient Safety, and Risk Management Medical Staff Meeting

2015/04/09 -UPMC Shadyside: Advanced Practice Provider - Improving Quality and Safety

2015/05/26 -UPMC Shadyside Quality, Patient Safety, and Risk Management Medical Staff Meeting

2015/06/11 Anesthesiology Grand Rounds - QUALITY, PATIENT SAFETY AND RISK UPDATE -Studio Recording- Daniel R. Sullivan, MD, JD, MBA

2016-02-16 - Medical Grand Rounds: Improving communication and decision making in serious illness

2016-02-23 - Medical Grand Rounds: Jousting with Diagnostic Demons: Rise of the American Diagnostic Clinic

2016-03-01 - Medical Grand Rounds: Molecular Pathways for Colorectal Cancer: Lessons Learned from Inherited and Sporadic Colorectal Cancer

2016-03-08 - Medical Grand Rounds: Zika: The Latest Gift of Aedes Mosquitoes

2016-03-15 - Medical Grand Rounds: Nephrology Year in Review-The Fab 4

2016-03-29 - Medical Grand Rounds: Update in General Internal Medicine

2016-04-19 - Medical Grand Rounds: Approaching HFpEF from the perspectives of Geriatric Cardiology: Patient-centeredness and molecular mechanisms

2016-04-26 - Medical Grand Rounds: Rheumatology Year in Review

2016-05-17 - Medical Grand Rounds: APOL1-associated nephropathy: clinical applications in kidney disease and atherosclerosis

UPMC Information Privacy and Security Awareness Training for Physicians, Mid-Level Providers, Dentists, Staff, and Students Who Are Not Employed by UPMC but Who Encounter Protected Health Information in UPMC Facilities.

University of Pittsburgh HIPAA Privacy and Security Awareness for Physicians, Mid-Level Providers, Dentists, Staff, and Students working in University of Pittsburgh clinical facilities and other HIPAA-covered departments

Alarm Management - Webinar from the PA Safety Authority

An Update on Diabetes Treatment - UPMC Hamot

Be Informed About Informed Consent - UPMC Hamot

Biosafety - NIH Guidelines

Blood Transfusions – Preparing for Potential Hazards to Ensure Patient Safety - UPMC Hamot

Bloodborne Pathogen Training (Formerly RPF Module 9) - Update

CMI Quality Initiative- Melanoma

COI Training Module - NOT for PHS Funded Researchers

Cancer Insights: Three case studies: Cytotoxic Chemotherapy; Measurement of Tumor Apoptosis; Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Cardiac Arrest, Opioids and Monitoring on the Med/Surg Floor; Can we Connect the Dots to Reduce Preventable Deaths? - UPMC Hamot

Cat Training Module

Chemical Hygiene Training (Formerly RPF Module 10) -Update

Conflict of Interest (Formerly RPF Module 4)

Contact Precautions from Hand Washing to Hazmat: What You Need to Protect Yourself and Your Patients - UPMC Hamot

Direct Observation: Learn by Watching Work

Does a Safety Culture Have Anything to do with Patient Safety? - UPMC Hamot

Dog Module

EMTALA: The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act - What it is and How it Applies to UPMC Hamot - UPMC Hamot

Effective Strategies for Improving Patient Satisfaction - UPMC Hamot

Ferret Training Module

Fluoroscopic Radiation Management

HIPAA Researchers Privacy Requirements (Formerly RPF Module 6)

Health IT-Associated Errors and Patients Safety -Webinar from the PA Safety Authority

Hospital Considerations in Parkinson’s Disease - UPMC Hamot

Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers Remain a Top Patient Safety Concern for Hospitals in Pennsylvania- Webinar of the PA Safety Authority

How Will My Child be Affected by Anesthesia? - UPMC Hamot

How to Implement a System and Behavior Approach to Improve Hand Hygiene - Webinar of the PA Safety Authority

Human Stem Cell Research Oversight (hSCRO) Education

Improving Outcomes With The Use of Intrauterine Pressure Catheter (IUPC) Indications, Insertion, & Complications

Improving Preventive Care in Medicare Patients: Focus on Key Measures Monitored by CMS in the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) and the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)

Industry Relationships Policy Vendor Training

Introduction to Animal Facility Hazards (DLAR Employees)

Large Animals Research and Training

Low Back Pain: Course 1 - Clinical Decision Making -Update

Low Back Pain: Course 2 - Key Elements in History Taking: Identification of Red Flags

Low Back Pain: Course 3 - Neurological assessment

Low Back Pain: Course 4 - Classification and Treatment of Stage I Patients

Low Back Pain: Course 5 - Mobilization

Low Back Pain: Course 6 - Stabilization

Low Back Pain: Course 7 - Directional Preference

Mock Deposition – How to Prepare and Defend Yourself - UPMC Hamot

Move it or Lose it - The Complications of Immobility

New Standards for Collecting and Documenting Allergies, Adverse Drug Reactions and Side Effects

Nonhuman Primate Training

Novel Anticoagulant Update and Interpretation of INR and TEG - UPMC Hamot

PMR - Fall 2014: Cervicogenic Headache: Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies

PMR - Summer 2013: Sarcopenia: A Primer for Physiatrists

PMR - Winter 2012: Identifying and Managing Agitated Behaviors Following Traumatic Brain Injury

PMR - Winter 2013: Anti-N-methyl-D-asparate Receptor Encelphalitis

PMR - Winter 2014: Transfemoral Amputation and Prosthetic Prescription: What Every Physiatrist Needs to Know

PMR - Winter 2015: Physiatric Approach to Cancer Rehabilitation

PMR Fall 2015: Rehab Grand Rounds

PONV and the WAKE Score - Implications for Anesthesia and Postoperative Recovery Personnel

Peer Review / Act 13 – What is Protected, What is Not? Emails, Conversations, and Apology Law (Oh My!) - UPMC Hamot

Performing a Standard Joint Count in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST): Respecting Patient Choices Across the Continuum of Care-UPDATE

Pitt Public Health Academic Integrity Module - Academic Year 2014-15 - Student Module

Pitt Public Health Academic Integrity Module - Academic Year 2014-15 Faculty Module

Psychiatric Aspects of Medical Rehabilitation

Purpose Bred Mice and Rats in Research, Testing and Teaching (Formerly Small Animal Training Module)

Quality Documentation –The Best Defense! - UPMC Hamot


Rabbit Training Module

Rapid Experimentation: You are the Catalyst

Research Integrity (Formerly RPF Module 1)

Research with Children (Formerly RPF Module 13)

Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST)

Responsible Conduct Of Research - For NSF Trainees

Responsible Literature Searching


Seclusion and Restraint Regulatory Review - 2015 Edition

Spring 2016 Issue of Trauma Rounds

Street Rx: A Review on Drugs of Abuse - UPMC Hamot

The Discoverability of the Peer Review Process and What You Need to Know - UPMC Hamot

UPMC Billing Compliance for Device Studies

UPMC Physician Annual Training Module

UPMC Synergies: Fall 2014 - DSM 5 - An Introduction

UPMC Total Blood Management Forum: A Strategic Approach

Use of Laboratory Animals in Research and Education - Update

ecrt Principal Investigator Training

Animal-Based Research Modules

HIPAA for Pitt and Non-UPMC Faculty, Staff and Students

Lower Back Pain

Patient Safety/Risk Management

Pharmacy CE Credits

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds

Responsible Conduct of Research

Trauma and Emergency Care

UPMC Hamot

UPMC Mercy Training

UPMC Physicians

UPMC Presbyterian Medical Grand Rounds

UPMC Rehabilitation Institute

UPMC Shadyside

University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Practice

Vendor Training

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic