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May 8th, 2015

Coordinator Update: May 2015

newsandeventsGreetings Coordinators! This edition includes the following updates:

If you have suggestions or questions, please email us at research.coordinator@usc.edu.

May 8th, 2015

Last Call: LAC+USC Agreement Session

rsvp2Don’t forget to sign-up for the coordinator lunch focused on the LAC+USC Agreement.  Speakers include:

  • Dr. Tom Buchanan: Overview and Implications of New Agreement
  • Dr. Darcy Spicer: Operational “Nuts and Bolts”
  • Phillip Moore: Effect, Impact and Difference on County Research Process

Details

  • Friday May 15th @ Noon – 1:30pm
  • Location: Hastings Auditorium (HMR 100)

Click here to RSVP

If you RSVP but are unable to attend, please email us.

May 8th, 2015

CITI RC Training “Certifies” RCs

CITIThe online CITI Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is now available to all USC researchers.

Please note that completion of the CRC course satisfies the “certified research coordinator” requirement as listed on job descriptions for the Research Coordinator II and Research Coordinator Supervisor positions.


Related post: Coordinator Training from CITI Now Available

May 8th, 2015

ORCHID Training for LAC+USC Researchers

compclassIf you are conducting full board research at LAC+USC, you must complete ORCHID training (also known as “PowerTrials” or “clinical research class”).  See two upcoming sessions below:

Class #366675 – 5/11/2015 M 7:00am-9:00am
Class #366695 – 5/12/2015 T 7:00am-9:00am

Both classes are taking place at LAC+USC. Contact your department registrar to register.

If you have questions about these classes, please contact Danila Oder.

April 20th, 2015

Coordinator Update: April 2015

buzz beeGreetings Coordinators!  This edition includes the following updates:

If you have suggestions or questions, please email us at research.coordinator@usc.edu.

April 20th, 2015

LAC+USC Agreement Education Session: RSVP Required

educationJoin us at the next coordinator lunch to discuss the new LAC+USC Agreement and its impact on clinical research.

Speakers  include:

  • Dr. Tom Buchanan: Overview and Implications of New Agreement
  • Dr. Darcy Spicer: Operational “Nuts and Bolts”
  • Phillip Moore: Effect, Impact and Difference on County Research Process

Details

  • Friday May 15th @ Noon – 1:30pm
  • Location: Hastings Auditorium (HMR 100)
  • RSVP is required; lunch provided

Click here to RSVP

If you RSVP but are later unable to attend, please let us know (email research.coordinator@usc.edu).

April 20th, 2015

Coordinator Training from CITI Now Available

CITIThe CITI Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) training is now accessible online. Log in to your CITI account to access the course. A certificate of completion is available upon completion.

A USC-specific module will be created within the next few months to provide guidance about USC processes. OPRS will solicit coordinator input to assist with creation of this module. Stay tuned!

April 20th, 2015

Sponsors’ Criteria for Site Selection

A survey of five leading industry sponsors rated the following as critical factors for deciding to collaborate with a site:

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  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place for GCP compliance
  • Medical facilities and equipment available on site
  • Patient enrollment timeline
  • Percentage of studies meeting 100% enrollment
  • Budget negotiation timeline

To view additional sponsor expectations, see the survey results.

April 3rd, 2015

Impact of New County Agreement on Clinical Trials

lacusclogoJoin us 0n May 15th for an RC Education lunch focused on the new County Agreement. Speakers will discuss:

  • Overview and Implications of new Agreement (Dr. Tom Buchanan)
  • Operational “Nuts and Bolts” (Dr. Darcy Spicer)
  • Effect, Impact and Difference on County research process (Phillip Moore)

Save the date: Friday May 15th

Location to be determined; details will follow soon.

See memo from Dr. Buchanan: LAC+USC Sponsored Programs Memo 3-27-15

April 3rd, 2015

New Online CITI Course for Coordinators

CITICITI has announced a Clinical Research Coordinator course. USC is in the process of purchasing this course for all coordinators, investigators and research staff.

Later this summer, USC will work on a module customized for the USC process to be included as an additional module in this course. Stay tuned.

See CITI announcement for more details.