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Frequently Requested Institutional Information

Below you will find general information, rates and codes for proposal development. If you are unable to find the information needed to complete a proposal, contact your Sponsored Programs Officer.

About Ohio State

  • Official Name: The Ohio State University
  • Date Established: 1870
  • Address: Office of Sponsored Programs, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1016
  • County: Franklin
  • U.S. Congressional District: 3rd Ohio
  • State Congressional District: 27th
  • State Senatorial District: 16th
  • Type of Organization/Business:
    • Public/State controlled institution of higher education
    • Not a minority business enterprise, nor a small business
  • USDA Type of Performing Organization: 1862, Land Grant University
  • Annual Sponsored Award Volume: $700 million (FY2021)
  • Number of Employees: 37,340 FTE (Autumn 2020)
  • Ohio State Statistical Summary: Annual summary

Tax Numbers, Exemptions, Forms and Insurance

  • Employer ID Number (EIN)/Federal Tax Identification Number: 31-6025986
  • Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE) Codes 
    • Columbus: 006883, Ohio State University Columbus Campus
    • Lima: 003092, Ohio State University-Lima Campus
    • Mansfield: 003093, Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus
    • Marion: 003094, Ohio State University-Marion
    • Newark: 003095, Ohio State University-Newark Campus
    • Wooster: 010687, Ohio State University ATI
  • State Tax Identification Number: 89-0330467
  • Tax Status: Instrumentality of the State of Ohio 1941 Federal Exemption Letter
  • Ohio State tax forms: from the Ohio State tax office
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance: expires May 5, 2023


  • System for Award Management (SAM): Registration is valid through February 18, 2025
  • Federal Unique Entity Identifier (UEI): DLWBSLWAJWR1
  • Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS): 832127323
  • Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGE) Number: 5QH98

Additional Frequently Requested Codes

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Profile File (IPF) Number: 6218701
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Organization Code: 0030908000
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAIC or NAICS) Code: 611310
  • Ohio Department of Health License Number: 02110250037
  • Public Health Service (PHS) Entity Identification Number: 1-316025986-A1
  • Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code: 8221

Facilities and Administrative Rate Agreement

Annual Audits

Reports on Federal Awards in Accordance with OMB Uniform Guidance (formerly OMB Circular A-133)

Assurance Letters, Compliance Approvals, Confirmations, and Cognizant Offices

Animal Care and Use

Cognizant Offices

  • Cognizant Federal Audit Agency
    Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
    Division of Cost Allocation, Central States Field Office
    1301 Young Street, Room 732, Dallas, TX 75202
    Rebecca Kaplan 212-264-2069
  • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Disclosure: Filed October 31, 1997 with DHHS

Human Subjects

  • Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc. (AAHRPP): Full accreditation, March 27, 2023
  • Federalwide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects Number: 00006378, Expires July 10, 2028
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) IRB Organization number (IORG): 0000181, Expires April 25, 2025
    • IRB FDA and Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) Registration Number
      • 00000294 – Ohio State Biomedical Sciences IRB
      • 00003096 – Ohio State Cancer IRB
      • 00000295 – Ohio State Behavioral & Social Sciences IRB (OHRP only)