The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently issued a report calling on research institutions to maintain standards of conduct that go beyond minimal compliance with federal regulations. Ohio State is committed to being a leader in this effort. Therefore, we are expanding and updating training requirements in our Responsible Conduct of Research to meet this higher standard.
Those required to take the training include faculty, staff and students involved in the design, conducting or reporting of research, specifically:
- Full, associate, assistant and emeritus professors conducting research
- Employees with “research” in their titles (e.g., research directors, assistant directors, coordinators, managers, specialists, statisticians, aides, assistants and associates)
- Postdoctoral fellows and researchers; graduate associates, fellows and trainees; and undergraduate fellows and trainees
The training must be completed by June 30, 2018. Achieving a passing score within each module will be a requirement for continued access to key university activities related to research, including approval of grants, protocols and internal funding. Additional information, policies and other resources are available here. You can also contact RCRInfo@osu.edu with questions.
The Office of Research will follow up in the coming days with a link to the new training materials.
Ohio State is committed to strengthening our position as a leading public research university — addressing critical societal challenges and uplifting communities across the nation and around the world. Thank you for your continued support of the university and its academic mission.
Bruce A. McPheron, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost