Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University
About the Office of Responsible Research Practices

Welcome

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

Animal Care and Use

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews and oversees the responsible use of animals in university research and instructional activities.

Biosafety

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) reviews and oversees research involving recombinant DNA and biohazards.

Human Subjects

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews and oversees research involving human subjects.