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Regulatory Environment

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) strives to inspire a culture where people naturally do the right thing. We assess processes to streamline regulatory requirements to ensure effective use of resources; develop policies that do not go beyond those necessary and sufficient to comply with federal, state, and local requirements; and imbed internal controls into our electronic systems to create an inherent adherence to the regulations.

Each of our Sponsored Programs Managers is a regulatory content expert in proposal development and award management. The ORSP Manager’s responsibility is to facilitate the proposal submission and award management functions while ensuring compliance with the regulations.

Our regulatory system must protect public health, welfare, safety, and our environment while promoting economic growth, innovation, competitiveness, and job creation. It must be based on the best available science. It must allow for public participation and an open exchange of ideas. It must promote predictability and reduce uncertainty. It must identify and use the best, most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. It must take into account benefits and costs, both quantitative and qualitative. It must ensure that regulations are accessible, consistent, written in plain language, and easy to understand. It must measure, and seek to improve, the actual results of regulatory requirements.

(Executive Order No. 13,563, 2011)

For more information, please contact ORSP at or call (740) 597-ORSP (6777).

Ohio Ethics Hotline

To report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse of university assets or other compliance and regulatory issues: EthicsPoint Hotline.