Research Coordinator Bulletin

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March 21st, 2014

Spring Greetings!

It’s an exciting time buzz bee for USC Coordinators!  Have you heard the buzz?

New developments were announced at our last event that directly impact and advance coordinator training and career progression.

Read on for highlights from this important milestone!



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March 21st, 2014

Highlights from RC Lunch with USC VIPs

Below are notable highlights and handouts (including updates) from the Lunch and QA with USC VIPs.

Also, check out the latest announcements from from the Vice President of Research regarding Coordinator Professionalization and Certification as well as a Clinical Trials Office update to sponsors.


Coordinator Certification


  • Reimbursement for one-time certification of SoCRA is available from the Office of Research.  For more information, contact

New Coordinator Job Descriptions

  • New Research Coordinator (non-RN) job descriptions are available for immediate use. These include:

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For more information, refer to the Coordinator Training and Professionalization update.

Cerner Part 11 Compliance Documentation

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  • To obtain Cerner documentation of Part 11 compliance, email Soheil Jadali.   Though a statement of certification is no longer required for certified EHRs such as Cerner, the Clinical Trials Office will process documentation requests from sponsors.

Clinical Trials Office (CTO) Listserv


Training / Education

  • To include and contribute the coordinator perspective in Powertrials training, email OPRSContinuingEducation

March 21st, 2014

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Make your voice count!

March 21st, 2014

RC Events Going Forward

tellus_iconOPRS strives to make coordinator events productive and beneficial to coordinator efforts.  To succeed, your participation is vital as well as your suggestions for future events, advanced education and general thoughts on what you need.

Additionally, please let us know if you RSVP for these events but are later unable to attend to better allocate our resources and make appropriate lunch accommodations.


January 28th, 2014

Lunch and Discussion with USC VIPs!



We are excited to present a stellar guest speaker panel for our next RC event:

  • Randolph Hall, PhD – Vice President of Research
  • Joshua Lee, MD – Chief Information Officer
  • Soheil Jadail – Clinical Trials Office Director

Friday 3/14/14 12-1pm | Norris Topping Tower 7409

RSVP Details

  • Invitation is open to listserv recipients only.
  • Lunch will be provided; RSVP is required.

Click here to RSVP

If you RSVP but are unable to attend, please email


December 5th, 2013

Holiday Greetings from OPRS

holidaysThe New Year is almost here!  OPRS was instrumental in creating educational resources for coordinators this year.  However, if you want these to continue, please see RC Advanced Education Hinges on You!

Season’s Greetings!


Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS)


December 5th, 2013

RC Advanced Education Hinges on You!

feedbackOur attempts to solicit ideas for advanced education topics have been unsuccessful though some were provided during the RC Network lunch.  Let us know which educational opportunities you would attend by selecting them from this list.

Attendance at the last research coordinator event did not match the high number of RSVPs.  One more coordinator event is in the works but we plan to discontinue these opportunities if turnout remains poor.

As always, if you have suggestions or ideas, email us at

December 5th, 2013

Save the Date: Orientation to Clinical Research at USC (Spring 2014)

spring orientation datesThe Orientation to Clinical Research at USC will be offered on 2/12/14 and 2/19/14 (2-day course) 8:30am-12pm.  We will keep you posted when registration is open.

To access materials from the last Orientation, visit the Office of Research website.

December 5th, 2013

Indiana RC Initiative

indiana ctsi This month’s RC Bulletin focus on national coordinator resources is on the Indiana Research Coordinator EDUcation Programming Initiative (RCEDU).  RCEDU education is based on level of experience and training is required for entry-level and beginner coordinators.  Results of a coordinator survey guided program content.

For more information on RCEDU, click here.

For a poster about the program, see Indiana RCEDU.

December 5th, 2013

Transition to CIRB Completed

Ttask completehe new Central IRB (CIRB) Independent Model was finalized on 10/31/13.  CIRB is now the IRB of record for National Cancer Institute (NCI) studies conducted at USC.  Note that projects reviewed by CIRB require local worksheets.  The Facilitated Review model was eliminated.

For more information about the CIRB Independent Model initiative, click here.