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Vita Data Entry Update – Dec. 15 Deadline for 2023

As previously announced, Vita was retired for general Ohio State use on Aug. 1, 2023. However, all OSU Extension program faculty and staff who have entered data into Vita still have access and must continue to enter data into Vita for the remainder of 2023. To access the system, go to and click on the “Sign In” link in the top right corner. After you sign in, you will see the gray navigation bar as normal with your existing data. New employees should contact Debby Lewis ( for instructions on setting up their Vita account as the procedure has changed slightly.  

Data for 2023 must be entered into Vita by Dec. 15, 2023. We have moved the deadline up by a month this year to help ensure your Extension module data can be migrated from Vita into the new Extension Data Portal. As always, we strongly encourage you to enter your data in a timely manner. Consider adopting a monthly habit of data entry (e.g. the last Friday of the month). If you plan to have events between Dec. 15 and 31 that need to be added to Vita, please contact Valerie Kohlwey ( for additional instructions. Be sure to export your data from the Elements side of Vita and save it in a Word document by Dec. 15. 

In addition to responding to emails, we have a Zoom meeting room set up for Vita assistance on Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. We are targeting county-based Extension program faculty and staff; no need to register. Click the link to join –