As of June 15, 2021, California and Los Angeles County will be “fully reopening.” This raises questions regarding the restrictions that USC and the USC IRBs have imposed on both on campus and field/community-based research. In light of the changes at the state and county level, as of June 15, 2021, the USC IRBs will no […]
As a part of our ongoing effort to increase efficiency, the quality of study protocol submissions, and to reduce review wait times, on December 4th the iStar platform removed prompts in sections 10, 11 and 12 from the application. Study teams are now be required to submit a fully developed protocol into iStar section 5.2. […]
Dear Colleagues, In an effort to ensure clear communication between OPRS/IRB and our research community, our goal is to keep you apprised of conditions affecting IRB review and approval. To that end, we wanted to let you know that we are currently experiencing significantly longer wait times for exempt and expedited new study protocols and […]
Join us for a CER on Course Projects and Assignments: When Do They Require IRB Review? If you are an instructor who assigns classroom projects or assignments involving data collection or if you are a graduate student who has been asked to complete a classroom assignment that involves collecting or analyzing interview, observation, or survey data, […]
The Office of Environmental Health & Safety is offering a SARS-CoV-2 Research Safety Training to researchers for a limited time. Topics SARS-CoV-2 Characteristics Biocontainment Requirements (per COVID-19 project) Packaging and Transport (COVID-19 patient samples) Interested parties may register at: https://ehs.usc.edu/training/registration/. NOTE: More training sessions will be added as needed.