Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University

Contact Us

Questions

Biosafety
IBC Anthony Dent 614-292-4502
CITI
CITI Training Ellen Patricia 614-688-5556
Human Subjects
Compliance Aaron Seddon 614-688-2208
Data/Specimen Banking Sandra Meadows 614-688-8641
Exempt Research Jake Stoddard 614-292-0526
Expedited Personnel Changes Meliha Rahmani 614-292-9625
Emergency Use Requests Ellen Patricia 614-292-9804
Regulatory Questions Sandra Meadows 614-688-8641
Reliance & Individual Investigator Agreements

IRBAgreements@osu.edu

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
WCG 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 Subjects) 4 – Exempt Human Subjects Research
2 – Reliance and Individual Investigator Agreements 5 – Buck-IRB
3 – 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
Office of Innovation and Economic Development corporateengagement@osu.edu
Online Risk Assessment Tool ehs@osu.edu

ORRP Staff Directory

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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.

Ellen Patricia

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Director 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 ORRP team through assuring compliance with federal regulations, university policies, and state and local laws governing research in animal and human subjects. 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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Program Manager – Post-Approval Monitoring 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.

Aaron Seddon

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Program Manager – Research Noncompliance and Regulatory Support Office of Responsible Research PracticesNoncompliance, Quality Improvement Program – Human Subjects Phone: 614-688-2208

Aaron Seddon, a Certified IRB Professional (CIP), is responsible for 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, Aaron served as an ORRP IRB Protocol Analyst II. Prior to joining the Office of Responsible Research Practices, he served as a writing and literature instructor at both The Ohio State University and Franklin University. Aaron earned a BA in English from the State University of New York College at Potsdam and an MA in English from The Ohio State University.