Human Subjects Policies and Procedures
The Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) Policies and Procedures (updated September 2013) provide guidance and information for investigators conducting all types of human subjects research. Please refer to these Policies and Procedures in the preparation and conduct of human subjects research.
- Recent Policy Changes (September 2013)
- Flexibility Policy (three-year approval for certain non-risk, unfunded studies)
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).
Additional USC Policies Relevant to Human Subjects Research: