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Conference Room 113 Open House
Posted by Jody Austin on 27 August 2018 09:51 AM

Please stop by Conference Room 113 Friday, September 7th or Tuesday, September 11th between 1:30pm to 2:30pm.  We will be hosting an Open House featuring the conference room’s new tools: 

  •                 Latest equipment and control features
  •                 Interactive Projector Screen
  •                 Solstice Pod for sharing content

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Exchange Online Migration July 11 for Office of Research
Posted by Jody Austin on 02 July 2018 09:57 AM

By the end of this fiscal year, Ohio State will migrate all email accounts from local servers to Exchange Online from Microsoft. This will increase email storage, simplify integration with other MS Office services and improve stewardship of our resources by leveraging the high-quality cloud services that are now available.

The Office of Research is scheduled on Wednesday, July 11.  Your email, calendar items, contacts, tasks and notes will be migrated to the cloud after university business hours.  Please close your Outlook and Skype for Business/Lync clients at the end of your workday on July 11. After migration, we will send a follow-up email to confirm your account was migrated to Exchange Online successfully.

Because email accounts will be migrated in nightly batches, if you access other calendars and email accounts (in addition to your primary lastname.# account), you may notice a temporary disruption in permissions. Any interruption will be temporary and will only occur if some accounts that you access have been migrated online, and others have yet to be migrated. To help you prepare, an Exchange migration checklist and additional Skype tips are available online.

Your Outlook client or device should automatically reconfigure after your migration. If it did not reconfigure, be sure that you are using a supported client and/or mobile application.  You can check Microsoft's online system requirements for Office. These requirements also apply to Exchange Online.

If you have additional questions, please contact the IT Service Desk via online Self Service, or by phone at 614-688-4357 (HELP).

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Network Upgrade 5/18
Posted by Aaron Jenkins on 18 May 2018 12:44 PM

The Office of Research Information Systems will be performing a network hardware upgrade starting at 5:30pm on Friday, May 18th and ending at 6am May 19th.  During this time, applications may be unreachable. This maintenance affects the entire suite of OR applications and services, including PI Portal, ePA005, eProtocol, COI, and BuckIRB.


Please direct any questions regarding this downtime to the OR Help Desk at 614-688-8288 or

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CITI portal planned maintenance May 4
Posted by Marne Weinberger on 01 May 2018 10:37 AM

On May 4th, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST, the Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS) will be performing maintenance on the CITI portal. During maintenance, the CITI portal will not be accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions regarding this planned maintenance should be directed to the OR Help Desk at 614-688-8288 or

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Conference Call Options Open House
Posted by Jody Austin on 23 March 2018 08:03 AM

If you are interested in seeing the conference call options ORIS has available, please stop by our Open House on Monday, March 26 anytime between 1pm and 2:30pm at 1960 Kenny Road room 113. 

We will have our Conference Call Station prototype on display.   This portable station adds video capability to your conference calls and can be moved to any office or small conference area.

In addition, we will be demonstrating our new Conference Phone.   Both options utilize Skype for Business for a better conference call experience.  Stop by to see how these options can benefit your department. 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Jody Austin at, by Skype instant message, or by dialing 614-292-3484.  You can also contact the OR Help Desk at or 614-688-8288.

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Adobe Acrobat DC
Posted by Jody Austin on 20 February 2018 09:28 AM

We will be upgrading Adobe Acrobat Pro to Adobe Acrobat DC.  The new version will appear on your workstation beginning Monday, February 26.  There are some notable changes between Acrobat Pro and Acrobat DC.  To help get you started, we have posted an article on our Knowledge Base at


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OR Help Desk at or 614-688-8288.


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Skype Phone Rollout and Training
Posted by Jody Austin on 02 February 2018 01:41 PM

The Office of the CIO is currently working with all departments across campus to upgrade all phones to Skype VOIP phone systems.  The Office of Research upgrade is scheduled to begin in February.  Throughout the month of February, we will be contacting each group regarding their upgrade and training options.

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Office of Research systems upgrades planned for Jan 5-6
Posted by Jody Austin on 03 January 2018 07:50 AM

The Office of Research (OR) Information Systems group will be conducting system upgrades starting at 6 p.m. on Friday (1/5) and ending Saturday (1/6) at noon. During this time, the OR suite of applications, including Buck-IRB, e-Protocol, e-COI, CITI, ePA-005, and PI Portal will be unavailable.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Contact: OR Helpdesk at

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The Cloud and other Storage Options for OR Staff
Posted by Jody Austin on 18 December 2017 08:49 AM

ORIS will be hosting a Lunch and Learn session on Friday, January 5, 2018 from noon to 1pm at 1960 Kenny Rd in Conference Room 117.  The topic is File Storage Options for Office of Research Staff.  We will discuss

-         The OR Network

-         The Cloud

-         Buckeye Box

We invite you to bring your lunch and join us for this session.   To reserve your spot, register at 

For more information on this session or on any topic you would like us to consider for a future session, please contact Jody Austin at or 614-292-3484.

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New PI Portal to launch October 2
Posted by Jody Austin on 20 September 2017 10:10 AM

On Monday (10/2) the Office of Research will launch a redesigned PI Portal. Improvements to the PI Portal are based on feedback from portal users from across the university. The new PI Portal features a robust search engine and a responsive and intuitive design, making it easier to view project-related financial information. To ease the transition, the current PI Portal will remain active through December 31 and in-person training will be available at several locations across campus. 

Details can be found at


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