Office of Research

Bill Miller, MD, PhD, MPHWilliam C. Miller, MD, PhD, MPH
Senior Associate Dean for Research
Professor, Epidemiology

miller [dot] 8332atosu [dot] edu


Valerie DelmonicoValerie Delmonico
Director of Research Administration Services
Cunz Hall 280B
delmonico [dot] 3atosu [dot] edu


Morgan BrownMorgan Brown
IRB Protocol Analyst
Cunz Hall 300
brown [dot] 6459atosu [dot] edu


Amy ButalaAmy Butala
Grants and Contracts Specialist
Cunz Hall 280C
butala [dot] 8atosu [dot] edu


Scot ErbeScot Erbe
Facilities Manager and Lab Compliance Officer
Cunz Hall 300C
erbe [dot] 7atosu [dot] edu


Mark MathenyMark Matheny
Grants Coordinator
Cunz Hall
matheny [dot] 82atosu [dot] edu


Renee RipleyRenee Ripley
Grants and Contracts Specialist
Cunz Hall
ripley [dot] 25atosu [dot] edu


Training for Researchers

The Ohio State Office of Research offers comprehensive training and education programs to meet the research needs of key personnel (faculty, staff, post docs, students) involved in the conduct of research at Ohio State. These programs are structured to provide key personnel with a better understanding of the research requirements, policies, and administrative processes that impact the research enterprise. Web-based training, workshops, seminars, and presentations related to responsible research practices, financial stewardship, research compliance issues, commercialization of intellectual property, electronic research administration tools, and other aspects of research administration are provided here.

Mandatory Research Compliance: Responsible Conduct of Research Training

OSU is now requiring everyone who is eligible to conduct research to be trained in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). As a first step, all research eligible individuals must take the Collaborative Institutional Training Institute “CITI” RCR course. Towards that end, please find several URL links below to relevant webpages for your review, determination of your current status and successful completion of this requirement. Please make sure that you and all "research eligible" individuals associated with your research program have completed the CITI Responsible Conduct of Research Course at your earliest convenience. The training must be completed by September 1, 2018 for continued access to key university activities related to research, including approval of grants, protocols and internal funding.

Those required to take the training include faculty, staff and students involved in the design, conduct or reporting of research, specifically: 

  • Full, associated, assistant and emeritus professors is conducting research
  • Employees with "research" in their titles (e.g., research directors, assistant directors, coordinators, managers, specialist, statisticians, aides, assistants and associates)
  • Postdoctoral fellows and researchers; graduate associates, fellows and trainees; and undergraduate fellows and trainees.

December 4, 2017 Email from Bruce McPheron, PhD, Executive Vice President and Provost

OSU Office of Research Compliance webpage: Responsible Conduct of Research

OSU Office of Research: Accessing the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program (New and Existing Users)


Follow the URL below to start the process. 

  • Click on “Ohio State University Courses” 
  • *****If a Responsible Conduct of Research course is listed and the status is “Passed”: You are already compliant. 
  • *****If a Responsible Conduct of Research course is listed and the status is “Not Started”: You are NOT compliant. 
  • *****If a Responsible Conduct of Research course is NOT listed: You are NOT compliant. 
  • If you are NOT compliant: 
  • In the box entitled “My Learner Tools for Ohio State University” Click on “Add a Course” 
  • Go to “Question 1” and choose “Responsible Conduct of Research Course” 
  • Go to “Question 2” and choose the “Biomedical Research” RCR course. 
  • Submit 
  • To take the added course, click on the course title and begin the adventure. 
  • Once you have successfully completed the course, the university’s data system will be updated automatically. 

Additional Resources

Additional support materials for College of Public Health faculty and staff are available on the Research Administration page.