The USC Human Research Protection Program Policies and Procedures version July 2021 is now available along with the Summary of Changes July 2020 to July 2021.
USC researchers and staff who use or access protected health information will be required to complete the Research HIPAA course offered online through CITI when renewing certification for the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and/or Human Subjects Research Protection Training (HSR) courses. Those complete GCP and/or HSR courses for the first time must also complete the […]
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 […]
Updates effective July 12, 2021 Reminder: All study personnel are required to adhere to USC’s requirements for education and their accompanying certificates. Applications cannot be approved if any member of the research team is not in compliance with this requirement. Applications will not be approved if any member of the study team does not have […]
IRB approval for quality improvement projects or activities is not required if the investigator has no intention to contribute to generalizable knowledge (publish) and data is meant solely for internal use. If the investigator, some time after the quality improvement activities have been completed, decides they want to publish the results from number 1 above they would need […]
The SC Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) is engaging in multiple initiatives and efforts relating to the COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles county. These efforts are focused on information gathering through focus groups and town halls held in local communities (especially within the Latinx and African American communities), message strategy and development, education, […]