Frequently Asked Questions
Do I get reviewed annually?
What do I need to know about hiring, appointment, and reappointment?
I need to take a leave for non-work-related reasons. What are my options?
How do I take personal leave using FMLA?
What should I do if I obtain a fellowship or a Fulbright?
What are my reporting obligations if I take leave from the university to work somewhere else?
What is the university furlough policy?
What are my reporting obligations when I am aware of actual or potential sexual misconduct, an inappropriate or prohibited relationships, or discrimination or harassment based on a protected class?
I want to hire/have hired someone who has requested accommodations to effectively fulfill their job duties. What policies apply?
What protections are in place if I report a policy violation or testify in an investigation?
There may be other policies that address retaliation depending on the subject matter, for example the Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct policy or Research Misconduct policy.
What should I do with an Excel sheet from my post-doc with numbers that look to be fabricated?
My collaborator did not include me as an author on a manuscript that was published, and I did most of the work, what should I do?
I want to research with a Schedule I controlled substance, what approvals do I need?
Who approves protocols that cover work with recombinant DNA?
What biosafety level is appropriate for my research?
I am developing a new procedure to use on mice, but I am not sure if it will cause pain and distress, who can help with this?
I plan to survey my students regarding course activities, do I need IRB approval to do so?
Can I hire family members to work in my lab?
How do I report questionable expenses on a research project?
Who owns the intellectual property from my lab, from my students or from my home?
My colleague in another country requested some technical information I developed at OSU through work funded by a Department of Defense grant. Can I share this information?
How do I get approval to consult with industry or to create and run a startup company while working at OSU?
Can I hire or supervise members of my family?
As a faculty member, can I work outside the university for my own company or for a private company?
Can I or my company contract with the university to sell goods or provide services?