|Topic: Setting Up a Clinical Trial at USC
Speakers: Dr. Randolph Hall & Soheil Jadali
Date: Wednesday October 29 | Noon to 1:30pm
Location: Norris Topping Tower 7409
|Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, click here|
Research Coordinator Bulletin
- Education Session: Setting up a Clinical Trial at USC
- USC Human Subjects Program (HSPP) Policies and Procedures Updated
- Preparation Town Hall Meetings for AAHRPP Re-Accreditation
- SOCRA Coordinator Certification Prep and Exam (hosted by Office of Research)
Stay tuned for details. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us next month to learn the ins-and-outs of setting up a clinical trial at USC, including the role of the Clinical Trials Office, how type of funding affects the process, and the various electronic systems involved. Featured speakers include:
- Soheil Jadali – Clinical Trials Office Director
- Randolph Hall, PhD – Vice President of Research
- Wednesday Oct 29th @ Noon – 1:30pm
- Norris Topping Tower 7409
- Lunch will be provided; RSVP is required.
If you RSVP but are later unable to attend, please let us know (email email@example.com).
The Office of Research is sponsoring a SOCRA Coordinator Certification Preparation and Exam event this Spring (see below).
Take advantage of this great opportunity. Become a Certified Research Coordinator!
Prep Course: Feb 5, 2015 @ 8am-4pm
Exam: Feb 6, 2015 @ 8am-12pm
Location: Aresty Auditorium (HSC)
For detailed information, see this announcement.
Note: to maximize your reimbursement, register early.
Preparations are underway for the AAHRPP Re-Accreditation of the USC Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP). Remember, many coordinators may be selected for interviews with site visitors (see “Related post” below).
The USC HSPP Policies and Procedures have been revised to reflect updated regulations, guidance, and best practices. The Policies – and a summary list of changes – will be released within the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
Related post: AAHRPP tip sheets and town hall meetings
- Online Orientation to Clinical Research at USC (and Quick Guide): provides an overview of the various processes, committees and departments necessary to successfully conduct clinical trials at USC
- Research Training Finder: lists training courses required and recommended for personnel conducting human subjects research
If you are in the process of completing either of these courses, please do so before mid-November. Otherwise, you may have to complete more modules than normally required as noted below.
Human Subjects Research Modules
On 11/22/14, the module “Research with Protected Populations – Vulnerable Subjects: An Overview” will be automatically replaced by a new module titled “Populations in Research Requiring Additional Considerations and/or Protections“. If the entire HSR course is not completed before 11/22, users who completed “Research with Protected Populations“, will be required to complete “Populations in Research“.
Responsible Conduct of Research Course
On 11/25/14, the entire RCR course will be replaced with a new course. Users who have started or need to take the course before that date should complete and pass the entire course before 11/25. Otherwise, users will be unable to finish a partially completed course and will be required to complete the new RCR course.
If you have any questions, please contact OPRS for assistance.
Thank you all for joining us for the educational session on Investigator-Initiated Trials. We are grateful to our speakers who were informative, candid and entertaining:
- Christine Tam, RN, MS (Cardiovascular)
- Zeno Ashai, MPH (CISO)
- Nonna Snider (CISO)
- Agustin Garcia, MD (Norris)
In addition to the Research Coordinator webpage, OPRS is compiling resources for a new page of Resources for Investigator-Initiated Studies. The page currently includes USC resources and FDA guidance.
Send your protocol templates, worksheets, and other IIT tools to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make them available on the new webpage.