Committee for Oversight of Research and Clinical Training Involving Decedents (CORID)

The Committee for Oversight of Research and Clinical Training Involving Decedents (CORID) is responsible for the review and approval of all proposed activities that require the use of human cadavers, cadaveric tissue and decedent medical records in order to:

  • Provide a mechanism for institutional oversight of proposed activities to evaluate whether they are within ethical and societal norms.
  • Follow a process which considers the scientific or clinical merit of each proposed study or training/educational activity.
  • Ensure that the appropriate consent was secured, either via body donation registration, autopsy authorization, or consent provided by next of kin or legal representative.

CORID Application and Approval Procedures

  • Access to the CORID application is via HSConnect.pitt.edu > CORID link.   Create an HSConnect account to login.   The CORID application is a restricted site and permission to access CORID is required. Contact the CORID Administrator to request access.
  • Complete the appropriate CORID application (Research or Clinical Training) . 
    • A signed letter of support  from the department chair or division chief is required  and printed on departmental letterhead . Only letters saved as a PDF format can be uploaded inorder to complete and submit  the CORID application.  A sample letter of support is available under Help/FAQ  tab on the CORID overview page.
    • Submission of an Annual Renewal Request is required prior to expiration date of the current CORID application.  E-mail reminders are automatically sent to the Principal Investigator, Course Director or approaved designee 30 days prior to the CORID expiration date. Annual approval is required to continue the activity. 
    • If the  the CORID is not renewed prior to the expiration date, it will be suspended and all activity must cease until it is renewed and approved.  If no renewal is subitted, the CORID will be closed.

Biorepositories