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Research Responsibilities and Compliance

Human Subject Research Policies and Guidance

All Principal investigators (PIs) at The Ohio State University are ultimately responsible for the ethical conduct of human subjects research and for compliance with federal regulations, applicable state and local law, and university policies. These responsibilities are shared with investigators’ research staff and the Human Research Protection Program including the institutional review boards (IRBs) and the Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP). All investigators and key personnel will conduct research according to all applicable university policies and Human Research Protection Program standard operating procedures, as well as federal, state, and local laws and guidance for the protection of human subjects in research.

Ohio State Policies

Federal Regulations, State Statutes and Guidance

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Department of Education

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

State of Ohio

Data Protection Policies

  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, U.S. Department of Education) – protects the privacy of student education records and establishes guidelines for accessing records.
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation, European Union (EU)) – GDPR protects the personal data of people located in the European Economic (EEA).