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May 12th, 2016

RC Education Luncheon


  • Sandra Jean – Director, USC HSC IRB and staff
  • Melissa Archer – Director, USC CTO and staff

To learn about recent work-flow changes and answer questions.

When:   Thursday June 16, 2016 | 12 – 1:15 PM
Where:  NRT LG 503/4 – Harlyne Tower (across from Aresty Auditorium)
RSVP required:  Lunch provided

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RSVP but later unable to attend? email
May 12th, 2016

Clinical Research Town Hall Meeting Slides & Video: April 27, 2016

If you missed it  . . .

May 12th, 2016

SOCRA / CCRP Certification Exam

To be offered at CHLA:  July 15, 2016

Register by: 6/03/2016

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) will offer the Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) exam at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles on Friday 7/15/2016 / 8:00 AM – 1200 PM.   Registration information and exam details:
CCRP Certification exam at CHLA

May 12th, 2016

OnCore Corner

“Dear Amanda,  . . .”

Amanda Schmitz, Project Manager for
USC’s Clinical Trial Management System,
OnCore, will provide the answers to your questions that we will share on “Dear Amanda”.
Send to:

OnCore Virtual Office Hours:  Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Teleconference: +1 (872) 240-3311  Access Code: 405-597-917

Contact OnCore Support for assistance:

May 12th, 2016

RC Advisory Group

OPRS and the Research Coordinator Advisory Group work together to facilitate improvement in the clinical research process by bringing attention to current challenges. These meetings lead to RC education sessions, policy review and guide RC bulletin content.

OPRS thanks the team for its contribution as well as all coordinators who continue to support clinical research initiatives and education.

The group includes representatives from:

  • Clinical Investigations Support Office (CISO)
  • Pharmacy and Investigational Drug Services (IDS)
  • Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
  • Neurology, Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Neurosurgery departments
  • Clinical Research Support Office (CRS)
May 12th, 2016

Patient Information Brochures

English and Spanish

The “ResearchMatch” and “Should I Participate In Research” brochures are available in Spanish as well as English. For multiple hard copies or information email:

May 12th, 2016

Term of the Month


Electronic Clinical Outcome Assessments
An Introductory Guide from CRF Health

Link to power point presentation here

March 30th, 2016

OnCore Training

Clinical Trials Management System

On April 1st TRUE 2 will no longer accept new protocols.
If you have not been able to attend training sessions for OnCore, or would like support entering your new protocol, please contact OnCore Support for assistance:

Virtual Office Hours are available Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:00PM

Teleconference: +1 (872) 240-3311  Access Code: 405-597-917

March 30th, 2016

Opportunities for Coordinators

Recruiting for Coordinator Pool

Clinical Research Office is actively recruiting Clinical Research Coordinators to join a coordinator pool. Coordinators will have the opportunity to work on studies of varying disease types and provide a range of study-related services, including regulatory document preparation, participant recruitment, data collection, and study monitoring.
Coordinator job posting:

March 30th, 2016

Clinical Research Acronyms and Abbreviations List

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