Responsible Research PracticesRS1

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.

To learn more about Responsible Conduct of Research, go here

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.

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.

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 Factory

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.