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October 9th, 2015

Regulatory Science Bootcamp!

Free for USC & LAC-USC research professionals.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 9:30 am to 4 pm

Register today!

Learn about “Clinical Trial Hurdles” from experts in the field.

Hosted by the USC International Center for Regulatory Science and the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

To be held at the Center for Health Professionals (CHP), located on USC Health Sciences Campus.

Registration is required; lunch provided.

October 8th, 2015

Job Opening


Want to help Research Coordinators?
Want to help OPRS?
Want to help USC?

Apply for Program Manager job in OPRS

The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects is seeking a qualified candidate for Human Subject Program Manager to support  the USC Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) through education, monitoring, policy setting, and outreach efforts.


October 8th, 2015

Announcing: Center for Health System Innovation (CHSI)

CHSI will transform research and education into sustainable improvement.

CHSI goals include innovation in health systems through publication, sponsored research, outreach, industry partnerships, and technology transfer.  Dr. Carol Peden, who holds an appointment in the Department of anesthesiology, will lead CHSI.

CHSI will report to the Vice President for Research

Read the announcement 

October 8th, 2015

Clinical Trials Office (CTO) Moving to Keck School of Medicine

January 1,2016 the CTO, currently under the Office of Research will be transferred to Keck School of Medicine. Budgeting, accounting, billing and all other activities for industry-sponsored clinical trials currently conducted by both CTO and SPA will be managed in KSOM under the leadership of Ted Budge and Tom Buchanan.

Read the announcement

September 8th, 2015

Coordinator Update: September 2015

Greetings Coordinators! This edition includes the following updates:

If you have suggestions or questions, please email us at .

Hope to see you soon!


September 8th, 2015

Farewell Jenn Hagemann!

bestwishesAfter 5 years at OPRS and 18 years at USC, Jennifer Hagemann has accepted a position outside of USC. We send Jenn off with our profound thanks for excellent service to the Human Subjects Protection Program and the USC research community at large.

During her years with OPRS, her keen insights and wonderful attention to detail have been essential to all our efforts. She is an extraordinary person and will be truly missed.

We will continue to build upon the projects Jenn has created and nurtured.  We wish her continued success in this new chapter of her career.


September 8th, 2015

HIPAA Form Suggestions, Please!

feedback1Laura La Corte from the Office of Compliance is requesting ideas for improvements to the HIPAA form and instructions.

Participate in making the forms more user-friendly!

EmailSend suggestions to

September 8th, 2015

Follow-Up and Handouts from HIPAA Session

thanksThank You Laura!

We are grateful to Laura La Corte for the informative HIPAA session. Laura welcomes suggestions to improve the HIPAA form.

See HIPAA Form Suggestions, Please!


Session Presentation and Handouts

hipaa ppt

Additional HIPAA Resources

Related story: HIPAA Session Was a Success!

September 8th, 2015

HIPAA Session Was a Success!

Thank you for attending the HIPAA Session on 8/21 (see Handouts).

You made the event a success and have now raised expectations for future offerings. We loved the high turnout, great questions and excellent feedback.

its all about youHelp us help you. Tell us what else you want to learn about!!!

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September 8th, 2015

Need Continuing Education (CE) Credits?

ceu-blueOPRS Education Sessions

OPRS will gladly confirm attendance for all OPRS education sessions*. Make sure to sign-in at our events and we will provide documentation.

CITI Online Modules

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) also provides CEs (fees involved) for SoCRA and ACRP certification.  Check out CITI CEs for more information.


disclaimer*SoCRA and ACRP CEs: Coordinators and researchers are responsible for determining if a course meets SoCRA/ACRP guidelines for CE credit.  See resources below.