This checklist is intended to assist incoming faculty in their preparations to initiate research-related activities at OSU. Please review all relevant areas below and contact the related units as appropriate. This checklist is for your reference and does not need to be submitted.
Create or connect your ORCID iD! ORCID is a not-for-profit organization that provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your grants, publications, and peer review. Learn more here.
OSRAA helps researchers navigate complex federal and non-federal sponsor requirements by reviewing proposals, negotiating awards, setting up project accounts, and invoicing and collecting awarded funds. OSRAA also assists with agency audits and federal financial reporting requirements.
Review proposal submission process and available support:
*If your proposal will involve potentially sensitive information that is individually identifiable or information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls, we encourage you to seek consultation with the Office of Information Security.
The Office for Research Advancement strives to increase our investigators’ competitiveness in obtaining extramural funding for research, scholarship, creative activity, and public engagement. Research development activities include facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations, offering workshops, managing the limited submission process, and coordinating internal funding programs. Find out more!
The OSU Advantage team brings together unparalleled, holistic resources and activities to maximize OSU’s impact. We:
Two key initial steps include:
Contact the Advantage Office
Several of the ORI units require researchers to complete online training modules on the CITI Program website, and submit applications and disclosure forms through one of the web-based submission systems (iRIS or Cayuse).
Ethics and compliance courses on the CITI Program website
iRIS online submission system
Cayuse Platform online submission system
The Research COI program office assists Investigators with federal, state, and university requirements, review, and management of potential or actual financial conflicts of interest associated with research.
Contact the Research COI Program Office
The Human Research Protection Program and IRB support OSU’s commitment to research by working to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects who participate in research and by assisting the OSU community in ensuring compliance with the standards set forth in the federal regulations.
The Animal Program Office provides administrative support and subject matter expertise for the IACUC and for OSU employees and students conducting research, teaching, or testing activities with vertebrate animals.
All persons conducting scientific diving under the auspices of Oregon State University (OSU) must be authorized to do so and have their dive plans approved in advance by the OSU Diving Safety Officer (DSO) and the Diving Control Board (DCB).
Any person utilizing small boats (motorized or non-motorized) for research or educational activities under the auspices of OSU must conform to OSU standards and policies and have their boating projects approved by the OSU Boating Safety Officer (BSO) and Small Boat Advisory Group (SBAG).
International Collaboration across physical borders and in the lab may trigger federal export regulations. The government has increased oversight on the flow of federally funded research overseas. Transparency and disclosure are key to ensure compliance with export controls.
The use of unmanned aerial systems is controlled by the FAA. You will need to operate under a Part 107 certification unless your mission is pre-approved to fly without the FAA certification with the Research Office.
The Program for Responsible Research Practices provides guidance, training resources, and support for students, staff, scholars, and faculty in their efforts to maintain and model integrity in research. Visit the website to:
Contact the Research Integrity Officer
Your research may contain sensitive or confidential data that requires a data security plan. OIS can provide consultation and advice to ensure this type of information is protected sufficiently. Please be sure to consult with OI is you are holding:
Environmental Health & Safety assists researchers with their safety programs by providing support across many areas, including: respiratory protection, hazardous waste, and occupational, biological, radiation, fire and life, fieldwork, and laser safety.
OSU Foundation manages relationships between the university and private contributors, including individuals and private grant-making organizations.
Contact the Office of Foundation Relations