Coordination of COVID-19 Research

Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC has designated the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) as the central hub for collecting information and providing resources related to COVID-19 research studies. Please visit this page regularly for the latest updates, guidelines, and FAQs.

About the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

The University of Pittsburgh’s CTSI transforms scientific research and clinical discoveries into modern medical techniques that improve lives. From bench to bedside and everything in between, CTSI creates, supports, and encourages opportunities that better the human condition. An integral part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) nationwide network, CTSI provides the support necessary to bridge the gap between innovative approaches to research and effective clinical and public health practice and policy.

Visit the CTSI website to learn more.

Mandatory Research Project Submission

If your research team at the University of Pittsburgh or UPMC is: 1) currently conducting COVID-19 research; 2) planning to implement COVID-19 research; or 3) amending a current research study to include COVID-19 measures, please visit the research submission section to submit a description of your work and identify any resources that may be needed. This directive applies to any and all human participant research and basic/pre-clinical research.

For general questions, please email