More than 140 researchers honored at faculty recognition program

President Michael Drake and Senior Vice President for Research Caroline Whitacre hosted a Faculty Recognition Program on March 27, 2017, honoring Ohio State faculty members who received national or international awards during the period 2016-2017. Faculty members whose achievements reached outside or across academic disciplines were also recognized. Among the honorees were winners of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early …

Battelle Endowment funds five science/technology projects

The Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Endowment annual grant competition supports projects that examine the complex relationship between science and technology on society and cultural issues. Thirty-three proposals were submitted for the 2017 competition, of which five projects were selected for funding. Assessing Trustworthiness in Social Media Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, PhD Department of Linguistics College of Arts and …

Ohio State AAHRPP application for reaccreditation

The Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) submitted Ohio State’s Step 1 application for the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protections Programs, Inc (AAHRPP) reaccreditation on March 8, 2017. AAHRPP is an independent, non-profit accrediting body that promotes high-quality research through an accreditation process that helps organizations strengthen their human research protection programs (HRPPs). Maintaining AAHRPP accreditation assures …

Human Subjects Research Newsletter (Spring 2017) now available

The most recent edition of the “Human Subjects Research Newsletter” is now available on the Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) IRB Newsletters webpage.  The new issue features information on Ohio State’s AAHRPP reaccreditation, regulatory updates, leadership changes, researcher guidance and training, and more. Human Subjects Research Newsletter – Spring 2017 For additional information on the newsletter or any topics …

Ebert named program director for IRB operations

We are pleased to announce that Susan Ebert has accepted the position of program director for Institutional Review Board (IRB) operations, effective March 1, 2017. This new position represents a merger of the IRB operations manager role and Susan’s previous position as eIRB program director. In her new role, Susan will provide leadership to the staff supporting the Behavioral and …

Winslow to lead Center for Lake Erie Area Research

Christopher Winslow has been appointed director of the Center for Lake Erie Area Research (CLEAR), the multidisciplinary initiative supporting the university’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program. CLEAR is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s nationwide network of 33 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. Winslow will also oversee …

New Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training for SBS Researchers in BuckeyeLearn

A new e-learning training module is now available in BuckeyeLearn targeting social and behavioral researchers engaged in clinical trials of drugs, devices, biologics and/or behavioral interventions. This training supports the NIH policy (issued September 16, 2016) stating that NIH-funded investigators and staff “who are involved in the conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials should be trained in Good Clinical …

Yuan Zheng, Lise Worthen-Chaudhari and Jacob Mendlovic named 2016 Innovators of the Year

As Ohio State continues to expand its role in the commercialization of research, it is important to create an environment that facilitates and rewards research creativity and entrepreneurship. To support and stimulate entrepreneurial activity among Ohio State researchers, three university-wide awards were presented on January 25, 2017, to Ohio State’s most successful entrepreneurs. Innovator of the Year: Yuan Zheng Yuan …

Changes to the Common Rule

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a press release January 18, 2017 about the final rule on changes in the regulations regarding the “Common Rule”.  “The new rule strengthens protections for people who volunteer to participate in research, while ensuring that the oversight system does not add inappropriate administrative burdens, particularly to low-risk research. It also allows …

Consultation hours and workshops available for IACUC activities at the Research Commons

Do you need help preparing your animal study, navigating e-Protocol, organizing for semiannual facility inspections or responding to inspection outcomes? Do you want to learn more about the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review process, policies or best practices? Starting in February 2017, consultation hours will be held at the Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library, 175 …