University Research Compliance
A safe and healthful environment is the product of responsible institutional leadership. National codes of practice foster and promote good institutional leadership in biosafety.
- Helping to ensure the safety of our clients, other campus personnel, and the general public
- Providing guidance to our clients on how to accomplish their research goals while adhering to federal and state regulations
OSU policy requires faculty, staff, students, post docs, visiting scientists, or other personnel planning to use Class 3b and/or Class 4 lasers to obtain prior approval from OSU’s Laser Safety Officer. Training and laboratory inspections are prerequisites to this approval. Laboratory inspections are conducted by OSU’s Laser Safety Officer.
Conflict of Interest
Objectivity in the conduct of research, the freedom to disseminate ideas through publication of research results, the protection of the rights and interests of research participants, maintenance of public trust, and the ability to ensure that our responsibility to our students and trainees is not compromised are critical to these institutional values. Relationships with industry and other outside entities, while important to the support and advancement of research, can present special challenges in protecting these institutional values.
Policy - Animal Use in Research
All research, teaching, and testing activities involving live, vertebrate animals must be approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Information provided on this site is designed to help you gain that approval.
Policy - Human Subject Research
This web site is provided by the Office of Research Compliance to assist OSU faculty, staff and students involved in research using human subjects in meeting the basic requirements and procedures that arise from these ethical principles and the resulting regulations.