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About OPRS

The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) is the team at the core of USC’s Human Subjects Protection Program. While IRBs review projects involving human subjects research, OPRS develops program-wide policies for the conduct and review of human subject research at USC. In addition, OPRS provides educational and training resources, two newsletters (Human Subjects Research Newsletter, Clinical Research Coordinator Newsletter), maintains the OPRS/IRB website, offers in-person presentations for Research Coordinators, IRBs, and USC researchers. More