Who Do I Contact for Help?

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CITI Courses

  • Human Subjects Research Training
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Conflict of Interest (COI) Training
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training

Contact Info

CITI Program
(213) 821-2074
citi@usc.edu

Clinical Investigations Support Office (CISO) 

  • Consultations for protocol development and a protocol tracking system
  • Regulatory support and assistance to CIC in monitoring protocol progress
  • Patient registration/data management tools
  • Centralized unit for study coordinators and DMs
  • Assist in budget development
  • Personnel management
  • Interface with other institutional entities

Contact Info

CISO
(323) 865-0451
CoreCISO@med.usc.edu

Clinical Trials Office (CTO)

  • Medicare Coverage Analyses (MCA)
  • Budgeting and contracting
  • Sponsor relations
  • Healthcare professional fees and/or facilities billing

Contact Info

Clinical Trials Office
(323) 442-7218
clinical.trials@usc.edu

Contracts & Grants

  • Reviews, approves and submits proposals to extramural sponsors
  • Negotiates and accepts awards on behalf of the University
  • Executes subcontracts
  • Coordinates pre-award and post-award actions
  • Develops and maintains positive sponsor relationships
  • Ensures institutional compliance with Federal and State regulations, sponsor policy and University policy
  • Determines how agreements for research services will be processed

Contact Info

Department of Contracts and Grants (DCG)
(213) 740-7762

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HIPAA Privacy and Security

  • Definitions of Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • Appropriate Use and Disclosure of PHI
  • Patient Access to PHI
  • Protecting the Security of PHI
  • HIPAA Privacy Education Program
  • HIPAA Research Authorization Forms (English and translations)
  • Instructions for completing HIPAA Research Authorization
  • Data Use Agreement for receipt of a limited data set
  • Request form for Decedents Protected Health Information
  • Authorization to Use Protected Health Information for Education and Instruction
  • Request for Protected Health Information for Preparatory Research Activities – Certification

Contact Info

Office of Culture, Ethics and Compliance
(213) 740-8258
compliance@usc.edu

Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP)

  • HSPP Policies and Procedures
  • Education and Training for those who conduct human subjects research
    • GCP Training
    • Responsible Conduct of Research Training
    • Human Subjects Research brochures
  • AAHRPP Accreditation

Contact Info

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS)
(213) 821-1154
oprs@usc.edu

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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • iStar (IRB Application System)
  • Questions regarding protocols under review
  • Initial and continuing review of protocols
  • Expedited/exempt review
  • Informed consent
  • Minimizing risk in human subjects research
  • Maintaining privacy and confidentiality
  • Forms and Templates
  • Student queries related to human subjects research
  • IRB Reviewer Guidelines

Contact Info

IRB 
(323) 442-0114
irb@usc.edu

iStar (IRB Application System)

  • Create and edit applications for IRB review (Full Board, Expedited, Exempt, Ceded Review, Coded Data)
  • Upload study documents (e.g., consent forms, recruitment materials, site permission letters)
  • Track applications (through review by a division, department, or faculty reviewer) before being received by the IRB
  • Correspond with the IRB regarding changes to an application
  • Submit continuing review applications (as required)
  • Receive and download the study approval letter and approved documents (consent forms)
  • Report protocol deviations, subject complaints, or other unanticipated events
  • Questions regarding protocols under review

Contact Info

iStar System
(323) 276-2238
istar@usc.edu

Martin Koning-Bastiaan
Director, Enterprise Applications
(323) 276-2232
koningba@usc.edu

Johnson Kwong
Programmer Analyst IV
(323)-276-2237
kwongj@usc.edu

Mario Sotelo
Programmer Analyst II
(323)-276-2236
mpsotelo@usc.edu

Jerry To
Programmer Analyst II
(323)-276-2235
jerryto@usc.edu

Sydney Chang
Programmer Analyst I
changsyd@usc.edu

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Research Misconduct

  • Falsification, fabrication or plagiarism in research
  • Making a research misconduct allegation
  • Inquiry/Investigation process

Contact Info

Complaints, Concerns and Report of Misconduct

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Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI)

  • Research navigation
  • Budgeting and contracting
  • Study coordination
  • Participant recruitment
  • Funding for projects

Contact Info

SC CTSI
(323) 442-2872
support@sc-ctsi.org

REDCap Support
(323)442-0217

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Trojan Learn

  • Conflict of Interest (COI) Refresher Training
  • Health, Hygiene and Safety COVID-19 Training

Contact Info

Trojan Learn
(213) 740-8648
trojanlearn@hr.usc.edu

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USC Stevens Center for Innovation

  • Commercialize promising technologies developed within the university
  • Safeguarding ideas and securing intellectual property protection
  • Connecting innovators to the people that develop products and bring them to market
  • Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)
  • Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA)
  • Data Usage Agreements (DUA)
  • Sophia Inventor Portal

Contact Info

USC Stevens Center for Innovation
(213) 821-0939
suekkim@usc.edu

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