Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University

Contact Us

Questions

Animal Subjects
IACUC Anthony Yonkura 614-292-4494
Biosafety
IBC Kara Batte 614-292-1159
CITI
CITI Training Ellen Patricia 614-688-5556
Human Subjects
Compliance Ben McGill 614-292-2611
Data/Specimen Banking Sandra Meadows 614-688-8641
Exempt Research Jake Stoddard 614-292-0526
Expedited Personnel Changes Meliha Rahmani 614-292-9625
FDA Paul Montesanti 614-292-9804
Regulatory Questions Sandra Meadows 614-688-8641
Reliance & Individual Investigator Agreements

Jessica Mayercin-Johnson

614-688-1059
Research Related Concerns Sandra Meadows 614-688-8641
800-678-6251
Human Subjects Mailboxes
Behavioral & Social Sciences IRB General Questions
Biomedical Sciences IRB Exempt Research
Cancer IRB Grant Congruency
Western IRB HS Research Determinations
Human Subjects Submission Status
During screening: After ‘completeness verified’:
Email or call the Protocol Analyst who
provided screening comments.
Email the IRB specific or exempt
mailbox.

Main ORRP Telephone

614-688-8457
Choose one of the following menu options:
1 – CITI Training (Human & Animal Subjects) 4 – Exempt Human Subjects Research
2 – Reliance and Individual Investigator Agreements 5 – Buck-IRB
3 – Animal Research or Biosafety 6 – IRB Regulatory Assistance

Other Helpful Contacts Outside ORRP

Technical Issues – Buck-IRB or eProtocol orhelpdesk@osu.edu 614-688-8288
Option #5
Conflict of Interest (COI) conflictinfo@osu.edu 614-292-4284
Technology Commercialization Office innovation@osu.edu 614-292-1315
Online Risk Assessment Tool ehs@osu.edu

ORRP Staff Directory

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Ben McGill

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Program Manager-Noncompliance and Regulatory Support Office of Responsible Research PracticesQuality Improvement Program – Human Subjects Phone: 614-292-2611

Ben McGill, a Certified IRB Professional (CIP), supports quality improvement activities related to the IRB-directed, for-cause audit program; tracks and documents IRB decisions, and prepares mandatory reports of IRB noncompliance and UPIRSO determinations to university officials, regulatory agencies, and study sponsors. Previously, Ben served as a Clinical Trials Auditor for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, and as an IRB Protocol Analyst II for the Office of Responsible Research Practices. Ben earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of Rhode Island and a Master of Clinical Research degree from The Ohio State University.

Sandra Meadows

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Program Manager – Educational Programming and Regulatory Support Office of Responsible Research PracticesEduacation & Training, Quality Improvement Program – Human Subjects Phone: 614-688-8641

Sandra Meadows, a Certified IRB Professional (CIP), supports quality improvement activities related to regulations and educational programming/training for the human research. Previously Sandra served as the administrative manager for the Biomedical Sciences IRB. Before joining the ORRP staff, she coordinated obstetrical research for the NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network at The Ohio State University. Sandra earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Morehead State University and her Masters of Public Health from The Ohio State University.

Erin Odor

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Quality Improvement Specialist – Regulatory, Education, and Policy Analysis Office of Responsible Research PracticesEducation & Training, Quality Improvement Program – Human Subjects Phone: 614-688-1332

Erin Odor, a Certified IRB Professional (CIP), supports quality improvement activities related to accreditation, policy/guidance development and maintenance, and education and outreach. Prior to joining the Office of Responsible Research Practices, she served as a program coordinator in The Ohio State University Undergraduate Fellowship Office. Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts in comparative cultural studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Classics, and a Master of Arts in East Asian studies at The Ohio State University.

Ellen Patricia

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Assistant Director, IRB Quality Improvement Office of Responsible Research PracticesAdministration, Quality Improvement Program – Human Subjects Phone: 614-688-5556

Ellen Patricia, a Certified IRB Professional (CIP), provides leadership to the staff supporting the quality improvement activities in the university’s Human Research Protections Program. Ellen directs the post approval monitoring program that educates research teams on Ohio State University human research protection program policies and best practices. Prior to joining the Office of Responsible Research Practices, Ellen was the Director of Protocol Compliance at the James Cancer Hospital and in the remote past was employed by Pharmacia and Upjohn as a medical research associate. Ellen earned her Masters of Science in Human Physiology from The Ohio State University.

Meliha Rahmani

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Quality Improvement Specialist – IRB Review and Regulatory Support Office of Responsible Research PracticesExpedited Personnel Changes, Quality Improvement Program – Human Subjects Phone: 614-292-9625

Meliha Rahmani, a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and Certified IRB Professional (CIP), supports quality improvement activities related to regulations and amendment review for the human subjects protections program. Previously, Meliha served as a regulatory manager in the College of Medicine Office of Research specializing in regulatory compliance. She has extensive experience in conducting quality and HIPAA audits, educational outreach, clinical trial coordination, protocol development and implementation, and clinical research regulations. Meliha earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University New Orleans and her Master of Public Health specializing in epidemiology from The Ohio State University.