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 …

Ohio State joins SMART IRB!

Supporting single IRB review on a national scale, advancing collaborative research For investigators pursuing National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded clinical research involving multiple sites, coordination of Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews can be challenging. Streamlining this process has been a major concern for NIH. Ohio State is one of almost 60 institutions that have joined SMART IRB, a platform …

Update on NIH Policy on the Use of a Single IRB for Multi-Site Research

Update – 12/16/2016: The NIH has delayed the effective date of the single IRB mandate from May to September 25, 2017. The Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) is in the process of identifying and implementing changes in local policies and workflow in order to be compliant with the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site …

GCP and ICH CITI Training Update

Ohio State has added a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) refresher course to its CITI course offering list.  Users first complete the basic course and then alternate between the refresher and basic courses every three years. The GCP and ICH CITI courses align with the new NIH policy issued on September 16, 2016 (Policy on …

New F&A rate agreement received

The university has just completed negotiations with DHHS on a 4 year F&A rate agreement. The agreement, dated September 23, 2016 establishes the rates shown below. These rates will apply through the end of FY20 and will continue to be used after that date until a new rate agreement is established. Activity Period On-Campus % MTDC Off-Campus % MTDC Research …

New FY17 animal care per diem rates take effect September 1

FY17 animal care per diem rate increases went into effect on September 1, 2016. University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) has worked very hard to keep per diem increases to a minimum. The new FY17 per diem rates represent the increased costs associated with personnel and benefits, and reflect a 1.5% increase over FY16 rates. A change to note is the …

Changes to NASA applications/proposals

When do the changes go into effect? NASA issued the RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN SPACE AND EARTH SCIENCES – 2016 (ROSES-2016) on February 19, 2016. The changes in this document are effective for applications and proposals that are submitted on or after April 22, 2016. The two major changes of note are: NASA no longer wants salary, fringe benefit or indirect …