University of Southern California

Research

Computing, Statistics & Informatics

Biostatistics Core

statisticsThe Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) Biostatistics Core offers investigators a range of research resources, from funding opportunities and clinical trials units to mentorship and career development. Some services are free and others have a nominal cost. Services include: study design, sample size and power estimation, advice on general data management, statistical analysis, data interpretation, manuscript preparation and scientific writing support.

Health Sciences Campus/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)
Clinical Science Center
2250 Alcazar St., CSC 200
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Biostatistics Core

The Biostatistics Core assists researchers with the design and analysis of clinical and laboratory studies. Services include: formulation of research questions, IRB and grant applications, sample size and power estimation, data management and forms development, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation and publication. The core also gives presentations on Biostatistics topics as well as on the use of Microsoft Access for data management.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CHLA
Saban Institute Small Animal Imaging Research Center
4661 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Biostatistics Core Services

The Biostatistics Core provides statistical support to clinical and basic science cancer-related research, working with members of the Clinical Investigations Support Office (CISO) on in-house clinical trials approved by the Clinical Investigations Committee (CIC). Services include: assistance in the development of study design and/or project data management and statistical analysis; the level of support depends on the scale of the project, the support staff available, and the expertise of the investigator.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Norris Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Ave., NOR 3419
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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Cancer Research Informatics Core

The Cancer Research Informatics Core (CRIC) develops and supports databases for laboratory data management, multi-center clinical trials coordination, epidemiologic & prevention studies as well as disease specific studies. Equipment and services include: tools for data collection, migration and reporting, customized survey creation, and web-based data capture & reporting.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Norris Cancer Center
1450 Biggy St., NRT LG507
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Geographic Information Systems Laboratory

The Spatial Sciences Institute promotes spatial thinking by using technology to conceptualize, analyze and visualize location-based data. The USC GIS Research Laboratory offers core geospatial infrastructure (hardware, software, services, data, and expertise) to help build and sustain a community of scholars who use spatial analysis, modeling and mapping. Equipment and services include: GPS Hardware, GIS/RS/GPS Software, web Services, plotting services, and project consulting.

University Park Campus
Kaprielian Hall, Room 416
3620 South Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0255
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High Performance Computing Center

The Center for High-Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) comprises a diverse mix of computing and data resources. Equipment includes: two Linux clusters (the principal computing resource) as well as a central facility that provides more than 1.4 petabytes of combined disk storage and potential access to nearly a petabyte of tape storage.

Off-campus; Los Angeles
Carole Little Building
3434 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0706
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Information Technology Services

ITS provides information technology and support services to USC researchers. Equipment and services include: a range of software and web-based resources. It holds university-wide and locally held licenses for many software suites and offers consulting services for statistics software as well as fee-based website hosting and design consulting.

University Park Campus
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NCCC Bioinformatics Core

The BioInformatics Core offers a range of services to researchers across Norris Cancer Center at USC and other academic institutions on a fee-based or combination of fee- and collaboration-based service. Services include: in-silico (computational) BioInformatics-based analysis to basic, clinical, and translational research applications.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1450 Biggy Street, NRT G511
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Norris Library Bioinformatics Support

Bioinformatics support is provided by the Norris library to faculty, students and researchers. Services include: statistical analysis of high-throughput data and DNA/protein sequence analysis, comprehensive functional analysis and advanced literature and data search and mining, as well as workshops and training of available software tools.

Health Sciences Campus
Norris Medical Library
2003 Zonal Avenue, NML 201
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Statistics Consultation & Research Center

Statisticians, epidemiologists, programmers, project coordinators and data managers at the Statistical Consultation and Research Center (SCRC) assist the public and private sectors in carrying out clinical and prevention trials, observational and retrospective studies, and cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys. Services include: integrating statistical, epidemiological and computing resources to professionals conducting clinical and biomedical research. Members of the SCRC are co-investigators on a range of studies in atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, neuroscience, ophthalmology and alternative medicine.

Health Sciences Campus
Center for Health Professions
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 222
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9010
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Translational Research Laboratory

The USC School of Pharmacy Translational Research Laboratory provides USC researchers with access to lab resources and technical guidance to promote translational research. Equipment includes: a Real-Time PCR and suspension array system, flow cytometers, bioimagers, extracellular flux analyzers, microplate readers, spectrofluorometers, automated electrophoresis systems, separation systems, multilabel readers, liquid scintillation and luminescence counters, and microplate luminometer with injectors.

Health Sciences Campus
Pharmaceutical Sciences Center
1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC406
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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