Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University

Study Team Requirements

e-Protocol system access

In order for any individual to be listed on an Animal Use Protocol they must be provisioned an account in e-Protocol by completing the e-Protocol registration. Individuals who have not registered will not have access to e-Protocol and will not be available for selection as study team members in the system. Registration can be completed at: e-Protocol

Training requirements for all study team members

Animal Usage Orientation and Occupational Health and Safety Training
Each individual involved in an Animal Use Protocol must obtain a basic level of competency in animal use and care and in the use of hazardous biological agents and materials associated with animal use. The online course that satisfies this requirement, Working with the IACUC, is provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program. This training must be updated no less than every three years. To complete the online course, an aggregate score of at least 80% must be obtained on the course quizzes.

Occupational Health Program
Each individual involved in an Animal Use Protocol must enroll in the Occupational Health Program by completing an initial risk assessment via the Online Risk Assessment Tool (ORAT).  Risk assessments should be updated as work-related responsibilities change.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
The university requires all individuals eligible to conduct research to be trained in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). All research eligible individuals must take the CITI RCR course.  For more information about the requirement and to access the training, go to Responsible Conduct of Research training.

Conflict of Interest Screening/Disclosure
Each individual involved in an Animal Use Protocol must have a current Ohio State Financial Conflict of Interest Screening/Disclosure on file with the Office of Research Compliance.

Experience and Training Narrative
Each individual involved in an Animal Use Protocol must have a current Experience and Training Narrative describing their previous experience and/or training regarding specific species and activities to be performed in all of the protocols in which they are listed.

Additional hands-on training available

Although not a requirement, the IACUC strongly encourages hands-on training provided by ULAR staff for procedures unique to your research. More information and a sign-up sheet is available at ULAR Training.