Upcoming changes to question formats for researchers using Qualtrics

Through a settlement agreement between Ohio State and the federal Office of Civil Rights, the university has pledged to make all of its digital content accessible to individuals with visual impairments who use screen readers to access digital content. Because Qualtrics is licensed at the university level, the university will disable certain question formats that are not compatible with screen …

Making research integrity a priority

Public trust in science depends on renewed efforts to protect the integrity of research, according to speakers at the September 23, 2018, Ohio State University summit. Experts involved in research from universities, funding agencies and scientific journals from around the country emphasized the need for a “culture of trust” around research and pledged to find ways to support the culture. …

There’s still time to register for the Seeking Solutions in Research Integrity Summit on Sept. 23

Seeking Solutions in Research Integrity: A View from All Perspectives The free, one-day national conference will bring together multiple stakeholders – researchers, institutions, publishers, funders, scientific societies, the press, and federal agencies – to discuss concerns in research integrity from different perspectives and to reflect on current efforts being taken to address these concerns. A broad collaboration between multiple partners …

Research Integrity Summit at Ohio State takes place September 23

Seeking Solutions in Research Integrity: A View from All Perspectives The free, one-day national conference will bring together multiple stakeholders – researchers, institutions, publishers, funders, scientific societies, the press, and federal agencies – to discuss concerns in research integrity from different perspectives and to reflect on current efforts being taken to address these concerns. A broad collaboration between multiple partners …

Ohio State plans for GDPR

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new data protection privacy standard for individuals within the European Union (EU) that goes into effect on May 25, 2018. It also applies to the export of personal data to organizations outside the EU, including Ohio State. Learn more.

Revised Export Control policy takes effect April 15

A revised Export Control policy takes effect on April 15, 2018. The revised policy applies to all university faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars, visitors and others retained or working at the university. Updates to the policy include revisions to descriptions of exports and sanctioned transactions to conform to recently revised federal regulations and existing export practice and expands the procedure …

Garfinkel joins ORC as assistant vice president for research compliance

Dr. Susan Garfinkel joined the Office of Research Compliance as assistant vice president for research compliance in December 2017. Dr. Garfinkel will be responsible for developing, implementing and leading programs and policies to ensure the university is compliant with federal, state and private sponsor requirements as well as university policies to support and promote ethical research practices. Read more.

Impact of a federal government shutdown on research

MESSAGE FROM RANDY MOSES, INTERIM SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH Congress ended the three-day federal government shutdown on Monday, January 22, 2018,  by passing a stopgap bill that keeps federal funds flowing through February 8. However, there remains the possibility that we could face another shutdown. We do not expect that another brief shutdown will have a major impact on …

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 …

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 …