Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University

News Archive for June, 2017

New CITI GCP Course Available for SBS Researchers

Wed, 28th June, 2017

A new Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course is now available for social and behavioral sciences researchers engaged in clinical trials of drugs, devices, biologics, and/or behavioral interventions.  The CITI Good Clinical Practices for Social and Behavioral Researchers course supports the NIH policy issued September 16, 2016 stating that NIH-funded investigators and staff “who are involved in the conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials should be trained in Good Clinical Practice (GCP), consistent with principles of the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) E6 (R2)”. GCP principles constitute an international ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording, and reporting clinical trials.

To access CITI, log on at with your Ohio State Internet Username (last name.#) and Password. To enroll in the course, click on “Add a Course” and then check the box for “Good Clinical Practices for Social and Behavioral Researchers”.

For questions, please contact Ellen Patricia at

Category : CITI / IRB / ORRP / Training

Updates to the Buck-IRB system

Wed, 21st June, 2017

New updates to the Buck-IRB submission system go live on June 21, 2017.

Several foundational changes are included in this update to prepare for future enhancements to Buck-IRB’s management of collaborative research projects. While other changes are being implemented, the majority will occur behind the scenes with little or no direct impact on investigators. The following features are incorporated in this latest update:

  • The initial IRB application pages were reorganized to open in a different order (see below) to permit future multi-site research system enhancements:
    • Study Identification
    • Type of Review
    • Review Board
    • Location
    • Multi-site
    • Study Personnel
    • External Collaborators
    • Funding
  • Addition of a general study correspondence feature to permit ORRP staff to contact investigators and research staff through Buck-IRB; this email communication will be stored in the system for future reference.
  • Improved instructions added to the Privacy page.

Login to Buck-IRB at

For additional information about this Buck-IRB update, please contact Susan Ebert at

Category : Buck IRB / IRB / ORRP

Human Subjects Research Newsletter (Summer 2017) now available

Thu, 1st June, 2017

The most recent edition of the “Human Subjects Research Newsletter” is now available on the Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) IRB Newsletters webpage.  The new issue features information on SMART IRB, Common Rule changes, CITI training additions, event reporting guidance, and more.

Human Subjects Research Newsletter – Summer 2017

For additional information on the newsletter or any topics contained therein, please contact Ellen Patricia.

Category : Buck IRB / CITI / IRB / ORRP