The Ohio State University Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) adheres to the ethical principles for the protection of research participants summarized in the Belmont Report and complies with federal regulations, guidance, and state laws related to human subjects protection. For federally sponsored research the university maintains a Federalwide Assurance of Compliance (FWA) with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). The Ohio State University is accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). The ethical and regulatory requirements of the HRPP apply to all research involving human subjects conducted on behalf of The Ohio State University (regardless of funding) and to all individuals and components of the program.
Research is subject to the HRPP when it includes activities that are research involving human subjects as defined by either DHHS or FDA regulations. Ohio State becomes “engaged” in human subjects research, and therefore bears responsibility for protecting participants involved in the research, when its employees or agents intervene or interact with living individuals or obtain individually identifiable private information for research purposes. The university is also engaged in human subjects research whenever it receives a direct DHHS award to support the research.