Established in 2012, the Neuroscience Research Institute
(NRI) is the research arm of the Neurological Institute.
Currently, 181 faculty and 40 research support personnel comprise the NRI
from the departments of Neuroscience, Neurology, Neurological Surgery,
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.
The NRI also serves as the collaborative hub for more than 250 neuroscientists
across The Ohio State University campus.
Under the leadership of Randy Nelson, PhD, basic science research director;
Douglas Scharre, MD, clinical research director; and Carson Reider, PhD,
administrative director, the NRI provides infrastructure to facilitate research
teams, programs and collaborations across the Neurological Institute and with
other basic and clinical research teams at the university. The NRI identifies
sponsors; provides support for budgeting, contracting, grants management,
manuscript and IRB submissions, study design and analysis; awards seed
money for pilot studies; and offers consultations for regulatory issues and
The NRI supports all phases of clinical trials as well as hosts a Data Safety
Monitoring Board to provide oversight for appropriate clinical research
studies of NRI faculty. All clinical research staff are trained in human subjects
protection and Good Clinical Practice and are guided in their work by the same
Standard Operating Procedures. The NRI is also implementing a coordinated
research support staffing model that allows for flexibility as clinical research
demands shift across the research divisions and departments.
NIH grant expenditures per
annum by 16 percent
Publication counts by more
than 60 percent
Active clinical trials by
collaborative projects by
Facilitating Progress and Advancement
in Basic and Clinical Research