Mears to lead national security, defense strategy

Zachary Mears has joined Ohio State as assistant vice president for national security and research programs, effective August 1, 2016. Zach brings expertise in U.S. national security and defense strategy, planning and resourcing to this new position. This is a shared leadership position with Battelle and Ohio State’s Office of Research and College of Engineering. Zach will help the university …

New Combined Consent and HIPAA Authorization Templates Available

Two new templates, The Ohio State University Combined Consent to Participate in Research and HIPAA Research Authorization (07/18/16) and The Ohio State University Combined Parental Permission and HIPAA Authorization for Child’s Participation in Research (07/18/16), are now posted online and available for use in research studies requiring written consent and HIPAA research authorization. The combined forms can be used in …

New Required Training for PIs

A new training requirement will go into effect on October 1, 2016, that will impact your continued access to information in the PI Portal. The Office of the CIO recently revised the Institutional Data Policy that classifies all university records and data as public, internal, private or restricted. Some data related to research grants falls into the restricted category—specifically voucher/invoice …

Updated NIH OLAW Brochure

The NIH OLAW brochure “What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals” has been updated and is now available for download (PDF). The 2016 revision reflects current requirements of NIH grants policy and applicability of the PHS Policy to VA, NASA, and NSF supported activities through memoranda of understanding.

Ohio State’s 2015 highly-cited researchers

Nine Ohio State researchers have made Thomson Reuters’ 2015 list of Highly-Cited Researchers, a measure of the worldwide impact and influence of an individual’s research. These researchers have produced a large number of reports that rank among the top one percent most cited for their subject field and year of publication. The 2015 researchers and the field(s) for which they …

2016 NIH salary cap

The NIH has announced that the salary cap for grant, cooperative agreement and contract awards remains tied to Federal Executive Level II.  Effective Jan 10, 2016, Executive Level II will increase to $185,100, up from $183,300. Investigators should begin using the 2016 cap of $185,100 immediately in preparing proposal budgets.  However, in keeping with the practice we have used in …

Changes to NIH and NSF application instructions

Changes to NIH Applications/Proposals and RPPR Reports When do the changes go into effect? On 11/25/15, via NOT-OD-16-029 the NIH announced the release of the new, revised application forms and guides effective for applications due January 25 through May 24, 2016.   During this period, revised FORMS-C application forms and instructions should be used. In a second phase of the 2016 …

Eight Ohio State faculty receive NSF CAREER awards in 2015

Eight assistant professors received Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER awards in 2015 – the top award given by the National Science Foundation to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of both. The 2015 winners are: Anne Co (chemistry and biochemistry) Lori Dalton (electrical and computer engineering; biomedical informatics) Lisa Hall …

Thomson Reuters highly-cited researchers

Twenty-two Ohio State faculty members were named on Thomson Reuters Highly-Cited Researchers List in 2014 and 2015. The 2015 highly-cited researchers are: William Abraham (Clinical Medicine) Hojjat Adeli (Computer Science and Engineering) Clara Bloomfield (Clinical Medicine) Carlo Croce (Clinical Medicine) Hesham El Gamal (Computer Science) Rattan Lal (Agricultural Science) Ness Shroff (Computer Science) Rene Stulz (Economics & Business) David Weinberg …

Ohio State/Brazil collaboration funds 19 grants to develop and strengthen partnerships

Ohio State University and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) continue to build upon existing partnerships and collaborate in new ways, as a result of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement that was signed in March 2013 to support research and innovation. The agreement called for Ohio State and FAPESP to each contribute $700,000 to begin a five-year program. A joint call …