Office of Responsible Research Practices
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ORRP News

Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Fall 2017) now available

Thu, 2nd November, 2017

The Fall 2017 edition of the “Animal Care and Use Newsletter” is now available on the the Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) IACUC Newsletters webpage. The new issue includes information about the update to eIACUC protocol on November 2, new online risk assessment tool, rodent cage-side surgery records, per diem rate changes, AALAS technician of the year award acknowledgment, zoonotic fact sheets for working with cattle, IACUC policy updates, reminders for reporting animal concerns and accessing CITI also includes helpful e-Protocol tips.

Animal Care and Use Newsletter – Fall 2017

For additional information on the newsletter or any topics contained therein, please contact Melinda Bruns.

Category : IACUC / ORRP

New online risk assessment tool now available

Wed, 1st November, 2017

A new user-friendly web-based tool for conducting risk-based assessments – the Online Risk Assessment Tool (ORAT) is available as of November 1, 2017. The ORAT replaces the existing Occupational Health Registry. It is important to understand the potential risks associated with research or job-related duties – especially when there are potential risks due to contact with animals, hazardous agents, operations or environments. The ORAT employs a simple question and answer model that builds a personalized risk assessment designed to the specific hazards that may be encountered as part of work-related responsibilities.  More information is available on the IACUC Occupational Health Program webpage.

Category : IACUC / IBC / ORRP

Revised Common Rule Overview

Mon, 2nd October, 2017

The Office of Responsible Research Practices and Center for Clinical and Translational Science are presenting an overview of the revised Common Rule that is scheduled for implementation on January 19, 2018.  The workshop will:

  • Describe the coming changes in regulatory requirements
  • Provide a roadmap for implementation at Ohio State

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 17 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center, Room 620, 6th Floor Prior Health Sciences Library, 376 West Tenth Avenue.

Registration requested.

Contact: 614-688-8641 or meadows.8@osu.edu

Category : IRB / ORRP / Training

Human Subjects Research Newsletter (Fall 2017) now available

Fri, 15th September, 2017

The Fall 2017 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 the Common Rule revisions, revised FDA guidance on consent waivers, NIH policy changes on certificates of confidentiality, grant congruency assistance, and more.

Human Subjects Research Newsletter – Fall 2017

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

Category : IRB / ORRP

Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Summer 2017) now available

Tue, 1st August, 2017

The most recent edition of the “Animal Care and Use Newsletter” is now available on the IACUC Newsletters webpage. The newsletter includes information about the CITI refresher training course, zoonotic fact sheets for working with sheep, ULAR environmental enrichment program, IACUC policy updates, reminders for semiannual inspections and manual reporting of animal numbers and also includes helpful e-Protocol tips.

Full Newsletter: Animal Care and Use Newsletter – Summer 2017

Contact: Melinda Bruns at bruns.159@osu.edu

Category : IACUC / ORRP

IRB Training for Graduate Students

Tue, 1st August, 2017

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop for graduate students on how to navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. The session will focus on the following key topics:

  • Understanding why we have an IRB process
  • Exploring types of research and levels of review
  • Reviewing application components
  • Tips for successful application completion
  • Finding out where to go for help

While the session will be tailored to social and behavioral sciences researchers, anyone preparing IRB submissions is welcome.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 30, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Research Commons, Third Floor 18th Avenue Library Library, 175 West 18th Avenue.

Registration requested.

Contact: 614-688-8641 or meadows.8@osu.edu

Category : IRB / ORRP / Training

Research Recruitment and Participant Compensation

Thu, 27th July, 2017

The Office of Responsible Research Practices, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, College of Optometry, and Office of Sponsored Programs are offering a workshop on participant recruitment and compensation.  The workshop will:

  • Review recruitment methods and considerations
  • Discuss participant compensation and how to select the best option
  • Discuss administrative requirements to pay participants and monitor compensation

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 15 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center, Room 620, 6th Floor Prior Health Sciences Library, 376 West Tenth Avenue.

Registration requested.

Contact: 614-688-8641 or meadows.8@osu.edu

Category : IRB / ORRP / Training

IRB Reliance Models for Ohio State Researchers Collaborating with External Partners

Mon, 10th July, 2017

The Office of Responsible Research Practices and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science are offering a workshop on collaborative human subjects research.  The workshop will:

  • Discuss the new NIH and Common Core Single IRB of Record (sIRB of Record) mandate
  • Describe when and how researchers may rely on a non-Ohio State IRB
  • Describe when and how researchers may obtain Individual Investigator Agreements
  • Provide a list of IRBs with whom Ohio State has standing reliance relationships

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 8 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center, Room 620, 6th Floor Prior Health Sciences Library, 376 West Tenth Avenue.

Registration requested.

Contact: 614-688-8641 or meadows.8@osu.edu

Category : IRB / ORRP / Training

Amendments and Buck-IRB Workshop

Sat, 1st July, 2017

The Office of Responsible Research Practices and Center for Clinical and Translational Science are offering an advanced workshop on amendments to approved human subjects research and the Buck-IRB system. The session will:

  • Describe the amendment process
  • Review relevant HRPP policies and regulations
  • Provide guidance and tips on amendment submission via Buck-IRB
  • Explain how to expedite the amendment screening and review processes

While the session will be tailored to medical researchers, anyone preparing IRB submissions is welcome.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 18, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center, Room 620, 6th Floor Prior Health Sciences Library, 376 West Tenth Avenue.

Registration requested.

Contact: 614-688-8641 or meadows.8@osu.edu

Category : Buck IRB / IRB / ORRP / Training

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 http://go.osu.edu/citi 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 patricia.1@osu.edu.

Category : CITI / IRB / ORRP / Training