New Online Training – Being a Principal Investigator: Roles, Responsibilities and Resources

The Office of Research has launched a new online training to provide guidance for principal investigators and their staff. Being a Principal Investigator: Roles, Responsibilities and Resources is strongly recommended for principal investigators, but will benefit all members of the research community. Course content explores the lifecycle of a sponsored project, covers research administration and compliance processes and provides access …

University Laboratory Safety Committee Excellence in Safety Awards

The University Laboratory Safety Committee’s Excellence in Safety awards recognize a university faculty or staff member, student and a laboratory research group who have made a considerable contribution to improving laboratory safety on the Ohio State campus. Such contributions can be defined as actions taken to prevent injury or illness, outstanding response and cooperation given to resolve unsafe conditions, consistent …

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 …