Human Subjects Policies and Procedures

HSPPThe Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) Policies and Procedures (2014) provide guidance and information for investigators conducting all types of human subjects research. Please refer to the Policies in the preparation and conduct of human subjects research.  For a summary list of policy updates and the current Flexibility Policy, see links below:

Our Policies and Procedures are periodically revised to keep current with changes to federal and state regulations as well as institutional policies and Good Clinical Practices (GCP). They are a dynamic resource and may change, so check back often for the latest updates.

As part of the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP), OPRS is committed to strengthening USC’s policies governing Human Subjects Research (HSR) and ensuring that these policies comply with the Federal Regulations for the protection of human subjects (HHS: OHRP / FDA).

USC Policies Relevant to Human Subjects Research:

USC Research Committees

Depending on study specifics, research studies may be subject to additional policies and/or review from one of these USC Research Committees.