Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.94
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ohio University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.48 / 12.00 Xander Stultz
Sustainability Data Reporting Assistant
Ohio Unversity Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
367

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
22

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
5.99

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
46

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
12

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
26.09

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

See uploaded document


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

Total researchers and sustainability researchers are defined, per our Research Division, as those principal investigators who have received external funding within the last year. This gives a underestimate of both total and sustainability researchers (does not include co-investigators), but ensures that numbers are accurate within the given assumptions. A grants tracking database (LEO) was used to determine numbers of researchers. In the attached research inventory, all known sustainability researchers are included, but only ones externally funded in FY21 are included in the numbers entered for this credit. The externally funded sustainability researchers are highlighted in green in the inventory.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Spreadsheet updated by Xander Stultz on 7/27/21. Green highlights indicate the researcher was funded externally for FY21.

In response to comments in internal review, Elaine Goetz updated the spreadsheet to remove several non-sustainability-related researchers and add other sustainability researchers. 8/3/21

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