Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Summer 2017) now available

The most recent edition of the “Animal Care and Use Newsletter” is now available on the IACUC Newsletters webpage. The newsletter includes information about the CITI refresher training course, zoonotic fact sheets for working with sheep, ULAR environmental enrichment program, IACUC policy updates, reminders for semiannual inspections and manual reporting of animal numbers and also includes helpful e-Protocol tips. Full …

Stoodley named director of the Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility

Dr. Paul Stoodley, professor of microbial infection and immunity in the College of Medicine, has been appointed director of Ohio State’s Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility (CMIF), effective July 17, 2017. The CMIF, a university-wide core facility, provides confocal, light and electron microscopy services, as well as live cell and multiphoton imaging capabilities for a broad range of biological samples. …

IRB Training for Graduate Students

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop for graduate students on how to navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. The session will focus on the following key topics: Understanding why we have an IRB process Exploring types of research and levels of review Reviewing application components Tips for successful application completion Finding out where to go for help …

Research Recruitment and Participant Compensation

The Office of Responsible Research Practices, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, College of Optometry, and Office of Sponsored Programs are offering a workshop on participant recruitment and compensation.  The workshop will: Review recruitment methods and considerations Discuss participant compensation and how to select the best option Discuss administrative requirements to pay participants and monitor compensation The workshop will be …

Weisleder to lead Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Noah Weisleder, associate professor of physiology and cell biology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has been named director of Ohio State’s newly created Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, effective July 17, 2017. The office, a partnership between the Graduate School and the Office of Research, will serve as a central resource for Ohio State’s postdoctoral researchers. Weisleder will …

Amendments and Buck-IRB Workshop

The Office of Responsible Research Practices and Center for Clinical and Translational Science are offering an advanced workshop on amendments to approved human subjects research and the Buck-IRB system. The session will: Describe the amendment process Review relevant HRPP policies and regulations Provide guidance and tips on amendment submission via Buck-IRB Explain how to expedite the amendment screening and review …

New CITI GCP Course Available for SBS Researchers

A new Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course is now available for social and behavioral sciences researchers engaged in clinical trials of drugs, devices, biologics, and/or behavioral interventions.  The CITI Good Clinical Practices for Social and Behavioral Researchers course supports the NIH policy issued September 16, 2016 stating that NIH-funded investigators and staff “who are involved in the conduct, oversight, …

Delay in new procurement requirements

Per the Federal Register notice dated 05/17/2017, The Ohio State University is delaying implementation of the new procurement requirements in OMB 2 CFR 200.317 through 200.326 until July 1, 2018.  The university will continue to comply with the procurement standards in the OMB guidance at 2 CFR §200.110(a) until that time.

Updates to the Buck-IRB system

New updates to the Buck-IRB submission system go live on June 21, 2017. Several foundational changes are included in this update to prepare for future enhancements to Buck-IRB’s management of collaborative research projects. While other changes are being implemented, the majority will occur behind the scenes with little or no direct impact on investigators. The following features are incorporated in …