RSS Feed
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

Read more »

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.

Read more »

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


Read more »

BuckeyePass Requirements for OR Staff
Posted by Jody Austin on 17 July 2017 11:49 AM

Beginning July 31st, Office of Research staff will be required to use BuckeyePass for all OR applications including PI Portal, e-PA005, Buck-IRB, e-Protocol and more.

BuckeyePass is a multi-factor authentication service that provides a second layer of security to your Ohio State account.  You currently use it when logging into the OR VPN, the Human Resources Employee Self Service website, and PeopleSoft.

If you do not currently login to these applications and have not used BuckeyePass, you will need to register your account.  Information and instructions on registering your account for BuckeyePass can be found at .

If you have any questions or concerns or would like to see a demo of the process in person, please contact the OR Help Desk at 614-688-8288 or

Read more »


Message from the OCIO:

There is planned maintenance this weekend for the Financials System that will require downtime for eRequest, eTravel, eReports/Data Warehouse and Wexner Medical Center's eMaterials (eMat) services. You may have seen this shared in NewsLink, onCampus Today or the System Status page.

OCIO technicians will be performing maintenance on the Financials System from 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 until midnight EST on Sunday, May 21 which will affect eRequest, eTravel and eReports. Those services will be unavailable during the maintenance period. Wexner Medical Center's eMaterials (eMat) service will also be unavailable during the same maintenance window.

Any updates to this work will be posted to the OCIO System Status page (

Questions regarding this planned maintenance should be directed to the IT Service Desk at 614-688-4357 or Please reference change numbers CHG0025471 and CHG0025473.


Read more »

© 2014, The Ohio State University - Office of Research
208 Bricker Hall | 190 North Oval Mall | Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone: (614) 292-1582 | Contact
If you have trouble accessing this page and need to request an alternate format, contact