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Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP): Supporting Research On Human Subjects

EHE Office of Research
October 10, 2017

The Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) assists Ohio State faculty, staff and students in conducting human subjects research. The ORRP staff helps researchers navigate regulations governing research in a way that fosters ethical conduct, ensures compliance and minimizes administrative burden. Access all of the human subjects research resources at

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. To access CITI, log on at and click on Main Menu. 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

Templates and sample research documents ( are available including guidelines for writing a research protocol and examples of consent, assent and parental permission forms. This page also includes an investigator guide that helps you decide whether review is even required. Personalized  consultations are available to review requirements for specific projects. Weekly office hours are held in the 18th Avenue Library (175 West 18th Avenue) Research Commons on the third floor. Call 614-292-8412 to schedule an appointment. Office hours are held on Tuesday 9-11am, Wednesday 1-3pm, and Thursday 9-11am. Classroom presentations are also available for either a general Institutional Review Board (IRB) overview or for information on specific topics. Please contact Joni Barnard at 614-688-3405 or to schedule a visit. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page ( is always a good place to  start – maybe your question has already been answered. 


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