Research Support


Responsible Research PracticesPranav Jani

The Office of Responsible Research Practices provides administrative support to the university research community and the committees responsible for research review and oversight.

They help Ohio State faculty, staff and student researchers navigate research requirements through education and quality improvement initiatives designed to facilitate research, improve efficiencies and ensure regulatory compliance.

Make sure you review the guidelines for animal care and usebiosafety, and human subjects.

Compliance and Integrity Topics You Should Know: This series of 5-minute compliance videos educate individuals on important topics including: conflicts of interest, public records, and concern reporting.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Ohio State is now requiring everyone who is eligible to conduct research to be trained in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). As a first step, all research eligible individuals must take the Collaborative Institutional Training Institute “CITI” RCR course. This requirement is in addition to any other RCR training that you may have taken to date.

PLEASE NOTE:  Beginning September 2018, all faculty, staff and students who have not yet completed RCR training, continued access to certain university systems and processes related to research will be suspended until RCR training is completed. This includes, but is not limited to, submission of IBC, IRB, and IACUC protocols and amendments; new project award set-up; project amendment processing and access to certain internal funding programs.

Learn more about Responsible Conduct of Research and complete the RCR course here.

CARE Training Program in the Responsible Conduct of Research: The program involves 8 discussion-based training sessions per semester utilizing a “flipped classroom model”: participants will watch a video of a related CARE panel discussion and read a curated set of readings prior to engaging in substantive face-to-face discussions of case studies that highlight the distinctive ethical challenges facing researchers. Learn more

Being a Principal Investigator: Roles, Responsibilities, and Resources

This online course, designed by the Office of Research, provides guidance for Principal Investigators (PI) and their staff.  “Being a PI: Roles, Responsibilities, and Resources” benefits all members of the research community and enhances Ohio State’s efforts towards supporting the responsible conduct of research. The course content covers research administration/compliance processes & tools, explores the lifecycle of sponsored project, and provides access to additional resources. This session is open to all members of the research team.


1.       Login to

2.       Search for “Being a Principal Investigator…” to register.

3.       Click [Request] then select course from transcript to launch this course.

4.       This course will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Additional List of Resources

A list of online resources on responsible conduct of research (RCR) and/or rigor, reproducibility, and transparency (RR&T) has been created by the iBiology group. They have compiled a spreadsheet of online RCR and RRT resources (over 50 rows of resources).

Please find the sheet here

CCTS Research Services

The Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS) provides a variety of services for researchers – from biostatistics services to community engagement.

Copyright Services at OSU Libraries

Copyright Services support faculty and staff by providing education and guidance on the application of copyright law to facilitate teaching, research, and scholarship. You can find a handout on the differences between plagiarism and copyright infringement here, and find other resources and handouts here.

Chemical Redistribution Program 014

The Chemical Redistribution Program accepts unwanted chemicals that are deemed usable and redistributes them to other Ohio State University operations. The redistributed chemicals are provided at no cost to any University operation that has a useful purpose for these materials.

eagle-i at The Ohio State University

Ohio State participates in the eagle-i Network. Use the search bar to search more than 90,000 biomedical research resources currently listed in eagle-i from more than 28 institutions. Not sure what you’re looking for? Choose “Browse” at the top of the page to see organisms, instruments, reagents, services and more.

STEAM Factory007

The STEAM Factory hosts a variety of programs that aim to facilitate collaboration between STEAM members and connect research with the greater Columbus community. These programs contribute to the scholarship of research, teaching, and outreach for its members.


Technology Commercialization Office

The Ohio State University supports creativity, innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship as essential components of an academic research institution and crucial factors needed to accomplish the mission of a land-grant university.

University Libraries

The University Libraries provides a wealth of services that are directed towards postdocs in this document: Postdoc Orientation to Ohio State Libraries.