Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

The Office of Responsible Research Practices provides administrative services to university researchers that facilitate research, improve review efficiency, and ensure regulatory compliance with research requirements.

ORRP staff also support the university committees responsible for review and oversight of research involving human subjects and biohazards.

About Us

The Office of Responsible Research Practices mission is to:

  • assist Ohio State faculty, staff and students seeking required research reviews
  • help Ohio State review boards apply transparent and consistent processes
  • ensure regulatory compliance while facilitating research
  • provide education on the ethical conduct of human research
  • carry out quality improvement activities designed to improve review efficiency
  • support Ohio State's efforts in securing and maintaining accreditation for the human research programs


  • offers consultation about when research or instructional activities involving humans or biohazards require committee approvals
  • provides guidance on meeting regulatory, university, and sponsor requirements pertaining to research
  • assists with research submissions, reporting, and recordkeeping
  • delivers online and in-person educational programs focusing on ethical research and regulatory requirements for faculty, staff, and students
  • acts as the central resource for research-related questions and concerns for the university and external community
  • maintains the university's federal assurances and executes cooperative research agreements