Research integrity at Ohio State: New training requirements for research eligible personnel

Maintaining the highest standards of integrity is a foundational element of Ohio State’s research mission and focus of its strategic vision. Accordingly, the university is embracing a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that calls on research institutions to maintain standards of conduct that go beyond compliance with federal regulations. As noted in an email communication from Executive …

Moses named interim senior vice president for research

Randy Moses, senior associate vice president for research and professor of electrical and computer engineering, will serve as interim senior vice president for research, effective January 1, 2018. A national search for a new senior vice president will be conducted. David Williams, dean of the College of Engineering and executive dean of the professional colleges, will chair the search advisory …

Senior VP for Research Caroline Whitacre to Retire Dec. 31

Dr. Caroline Whitacre will be retiring from the university after 36 years of service on December 31, 2017. She recently completed her second term as senior vice president for research. Dr. Whitacre joined the Ohio State faculty in the College of Medicine in 1981. She has served in a number of leadership positions, including associate VP for health sciences research …

New Online Risk Assessment Tool Launches November 1

The Office of Research and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety are launching a new user-friendly web-based tool for conducting risk-based assessments – the Online Risk Assessment Tool (ORAT). The ORAT will replace the existing Occupational Health Registry on November 1, 2017. Because it is important that you understand the potential risks associated with your research or job-related duties …

Alfonzo named Center for RNA Biology director

Dr. Juan Alfonzo, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, Department of Microbiology, has been named director of the Center for RNA Biology, effective October 1, 2017. Ohio State’s Center for RNA Biology houses the single largest group of RNA experts in the country – more than 200 faculty, staff, students and postdocs representing biology, medicine, agriculture, mathematics, physics and chemistry. Dr. …

Oglesbee to lead Infectious Diseases Institute

Dr. Michael Oglesbee, professor of veterinary biosciences and interim director of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), has been named permanent director of the IDI. As director, Dr. Oglesbee will create a streamlined, transparent and integrated structure for infectious diseases research at Ohio State, and help transform the university into a world leader in infectious disease research and education. Dr. Oglesbee …

Call for Nominations: 2017 Innovator of the Year

As Ohio State continues to expand its role in the commercialization of research, it is important that we create an environment that facilitates and rewards research creativity and entrepreneurship. To support and stimulate entrepreneurial activity, Caroline Whitacre, senior vice president for research, and Matt McNair, vice president, economic and corporate engagement, will be presenting three university-wide awards to Ohio State’s …

Ringel promoted to associate vice president for research

Steven A. Ringel, PhD, Executive Director of the Institute for Materials Research (IMR) and Neal A. Smith Chair of Electrical Engineering, has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Research and Executive Director of the IMR. Since its inception in 2006, Dr. Ringel has provided the leadership and long-term vision for the IMR, helping to break down barriers and create …

New PI Portal to launch October 2

On Monday, October 2, 2017, the Office of Research will launch a redesigned PI Portal. Improvements to the PI Portal are based on feedback from portal users from across the university. The new PI Portal features a robust search engine and a responsive and intuitive design, making it easier to view project-related financial information. In the new PI Portal: The …

BETHA 2018 Call for Proposals

Full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) are invited to submit proposals to be considered for 2018 Battelle Endowment funding. The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Emphasis is placed on educational and public …