Guide To Clinical Research At USC

Valuable new resource for investigators and clinical study teams at USC.

December 06, 2013

The following guide provides an overview of available resources for clinical research and explains the process, committees and departments that teams at USC will work with throughout the submission, review, approval and conduct of human subject studies and clinical trials. 

Significant efforts are currently being made at USC to streamline and improve the human subjects research protocol submission and approval process. Any changes made to the current process will be reflected in future revisions to this guide.

Who is the guide for? Principal investigators, project managers, research and nurse coordinators or administrators, others involved in clinical trials

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Example of a protocol submission process - View the full guide now

The Guide was developed by the USC Office of Research in collaboration with the following offices

  • Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
  • Clinical Trials Office
  • Clinical Investigations Support Office
  • Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Office of Compliance

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.