Policies and Procedures

The Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) Policies and Procedures contain guidance and information for the preparation and conduct of human subjects research. The policies are periodically revised to keep current with changes to institutional policies, Good Clinical Practices (GCP) as well as federal and state regulations. They are a dynamic resource and may change, so check back often for the latest updates.

As part of the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP), OPRS is committed to strengthening USC’s policies governing Human Subjects Research (HSR) and ensuring the policies comply with the Federal Regulations for the protection of human subjects (HHS: OHRP / FDA).  The HSPP Policies and Procedures includes the revised Common Rule effective January 21, 2019.

Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) Policies and Procedures July 2020

Summary of Changes November 2019 to July 2020

Additional USC Policies and Memos on Human Subjects Research

GCP Compliance Statement
Part 11 Compliance Statement
Scientific Misconduct Policy
Conflict of Interest in Research Policy
Relationships with Industry Policy
Dornsife Imaging Center Policy on Human Subjects Research

USC Committees with Oversight of Research

Research may be subject to additional policies and/or review from one of these USC Research Committees.