University of Southern California

Research

Office of Research

The Office of Research is implementing the University of Southern California’s strategic plan by building interdisciplinary research collaborations that address societal needs and by increasing the impact and prominence of our research. The office invests in research initiatives, promotes our research among sponsors, and provides services that ensure that USC achieves the highest ethical standards in its research.

The office is the university point of contact for these issues:

These units fall under the Office of Research:

Washington, DC Research Advancement Office

Focused on relations with sponsoring federal agencies and foundations located in the Washington region.

Office of Research Advancement Website

Department of Contracts and Grants

Department of Contracts and Grants Website

Institutional Review Boards (Office for the Protection of Research Subjects)

Assurance that human subjects are protected through review, oversight and education.

Institutional Review Boards Website

Department of Animal Resources

Provision and assurance of appropriate care in all aspects of animal research.

Department of Animal Resources Website

Institute for Creative Technologies

A University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) that merges the creativity of the entertainment industry with computer science to build virtual reality training systems.

Institute for Creative Technologies Website

The office also coordinates research-related activities in other units of the university, including:

Research Calendar

See all events in the USC Research Calendar.