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CISCO VPN access will end November 30
Posted by Jody Austin on 21 November 2019 04:00 PM

To improve security, CISCO AnyConnect clients will be disabled from accessing the Office of Research VPN on November 29th, and the Global Protect VPN client will be needed to access the OR servers. The Global Protect client was installed on OR issued equipment earlier this year.

 Non OR issued and personal equipment will still need to follow the instructions posted at

After install, you will be prompted for the server address to connect. The server address is  Next, you will be prompted for your name.# and current OSU password. Once entered, a DUO authentication push will be sent to your phone. Your BuckeyePass account will need to be set up for push notifications to connect. If not, please contact the OR helpdesk for further instructions. After successful authentication, you will have access to the OR network.

 If you need assistance connecting to Global Protect, comments, or concerns, please contact the OR Help Desk at 614.688.8288,, or



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New ORIS Laptop Reservation Policy
Posted by Jody Austin on 05 September 2019 01:22 PM

ORIS currently has 5 laptops which OR staff may borrow.  Laptops can be reserved for a maximum of 3 days after which they may be reserved again if available.  If a laptop is needed for longer than 3 days, you can ask for special consideration.  (Director approval may be required.)

Instructions for reserving a laptop:

1) Send an email to OR Help Desk.  Include the following

            a. Dates needed - If needed for more than 3 days, list reason. 

            b. Pickup time - Be sure to schedule extra time at pickup as you will need to login to the     laptop before taking it.  

            c. Additional software needed

            d. Where the laptop will be used. (IE: in house, on campus, off campus)

2) If the laptop will be used off campus, ORIS will send you a docusign form.  Once the form is signed, your reservation is confirmed.

3) When you pick up the laptop, the OR Help Desk will set up the laptop so you can log in.

4) If you need to renew the laptop, contact the OR Help Desk.  If the laptop is available, we will extend your reservation.


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