Office of Research - Security & Ethics

The University of Cincinnati’s Office of Research - Security & Ethics was established as part of UC’s commitment to adhering to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and responsible research. Conflicts of interest have the potential to threaten the integrity of the researcher, the University, academic research, training, or other activities.

Online Training

Conflicts of Interest in Research

Target Audience: All faculty and staff who conduct research at UC

Research Office: Office for Ethics in Industry Engagement

Faculty and staff who participate in funded research at the University of Cincinnati must complete training on promoting objectivity in research. This training is required every four years, at a minimum, due to federal regulations governing conflicts of interest in research. The course for meeting this requirement is available in the UC online training application CPD (Continuous Professional Development). If you are a UC employee and have not completed the Conflict of Interest Training, you will not be able to complete your Outside Activity Report.

Past Events



Lunch n' Learn: Ohio Innocence Project (11/18)

Time: November 18, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Medical Sciences Building 2351

Target Audience: Office of Research Employees

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Ohio Innocence Project has freed 28 Ohioans from prison who together served 525 years in prison for crimes they didn't commit.   Professor Mark Godsey, cofounder and director of OIP, will talk of OIP's mission and successes, and one of his exonerated clients, Dean Gillispie, will tell his emotional story of serving two decades in prison for crimes he didn't commit.


Hutton Ethics Lectureship (4/4)

Time: April 4, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: MSB E351

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and research administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Dr. Benjamin Wilfond will be the Hutton Ethics Lectureship keynote speaker at noon on April 4 and plans to pose a radical question to the UC medical community. He asks: Why does medical research and clinical work have to exist separate from one another? If the approach was reevaluated to include the opinion of patients and include informed consent—think about all that could be accomplished, Wilfond says. He’ll discuss his Research on Medical Practices (ROMP) project, a collaborative effort of Seattle Children’s, the University of Washington and Stanford University.


Conflicts, Startups and You: What Ethical Considerations and University Rules you Need to Keep in Mind When Starting a Company (12/1)

Time: December 1, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 400A Tangeman University Center

Target Audience: Faculty, staff and students interested in startups and entrepreneurial affairs

Research Office: Office for Ethics in Industry Engagement

This session will provide a roadmap for launching entrepreneurial initiatives while also considering institutional responsibilities and other ethical considerations that may be impacted by commercialization activities. Ethical considerations and strategies to manage potential conflicts of interest will be offered and discussed.

Holly Bante, UC Assistant VP for Ethics in Industry Engagement
Geoffrey Pinski, UCTAC Director Office of Technology & Commercialization

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Mailing Address

Office of Research - Security & Ethics 
University of Cincinnati
University Hall, Suite 540
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0663
P.O. Box 210663

Street Address

University Hall, Suite 540 
51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0663
P.O. Box 210663

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General Inquiries

Phone: 513-556-5501