University of Southern California


Clinical Trials Office: Processes, Resources & References

The Clinical Trials Office has created and compiled materials for research investigators about the processes, resources, and references available.

CTO Roles and Responsibilities (Non-industry MCA Requests)
CTO Roles and Responsibilities (Industry-sponsored Trials)
Research Policies (biorepositories, stem cell research, intellectual property, etc.)
True 2 Static Training Slides
USC Clinical Trials Office
Confidentiality Agreement (CDA) Process Lifecycle
Clinical Trial Agreement (CTA) Process Lifecycle
Medical Coverage Analysis (MCA) for Clinical Trials Funded by Non-Industry Sponsors
Current Master Agreements

LAC+USC Research Registration
CTO Fee Schedule
CTO Frequently Used Fees

DCG Service Commitment for Proposal Review

Training Materials

True 2.0 Submission Screenshots – Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs)
True 2.0 Submission Screenshots – Non-Industry MCA Request
True 2.0 Submission Screenshots – Industry Clinical Trial (CTAs)
Guide to Clinical Research at USC 1/26/15
Obligations to Protect Confidential Information
Conflict of Interest Management
Human Subjects, Good Clinical Practice, and HIPAA
Research Coordinator Bulletin
Norris Cancer Center Investigator Resources
Orientation to Clinical Research at USC
Principles and Practices of Clinical Research (on-line NIH course)

Forms and Templates for Clinical Trials

PI Pre-negotiation Interview Form

Investigational Drugs

The investigational drug service prepares and dispenses medications used on approved clinical trials, both for Keck Medical Center and LA County+USC Medical Center. For further information, contact or call (323) 865-3538.

Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA)

Transferring an Unobligated Balance for Residual Accounts
Recognition of Overhead on Industry Clinical Trials
Frequently Asked Questions on Billing Costs of Clinical Trials