TARA is USC’s “Total Access for Research Administration” system, supporting management of research awards, proposals, core laboratories and regulatory protocols. TARA includes: Kuali Coeus (KC), Kuali Financial System (KFS), diSClose, iStar, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), CORES, Financial Projection System (FiPS), iSafety, Intellectual Property Management and Effort Certification.
Log-in for: Kuali Coeus (KC)
KC manages awards, and is where one would prepare and submit proposals.
- KC Award: Where Is…?
- PI Guide to KC Post Award
- KC Researcher’s Post-Award Quick Guide
- TARA Reporting Guidebook
- Pre Award- Launching Spring, 2014
Log-in for: Kuali Financial System (KFS)
KFS manages accounts and finances. For additional system information, visit the KFS Website.
Log-in for: diSClose
diSClose is for submitting and tracking conflict of interest disclosures.
Log-in for: iStar
iStar is for submitting and tracking IRB protocols.
IACUC allows one to submit and track IACUC protocols.
Log-in for: Institutional Biosafety (IBC)
IBC allows one to submit and track IBC protocols.
Log-in for: CORES
CORES is an automatic billing system for recharge service centers.
FiPS can project expenditures and analyze changes in budgets.
Radiation Safety – submit and track protocols – launching fall, 2013
Intellectual Property Management
USC is licensing software from Wellspring to manage intellectual property through USC Stevens Center for Innovation.
- Launching Fall 2013
Effort Certification – Verify effort on sponsored projects.
- Spring 2014
Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS)
CTMS is a central repository for study-related information for clinical trials. USC is evaluating alternatives to meet our requirements.
For any questions regarding USC TARA – Total Access Research for Research Administration implementation at USC, please email the Office of Research email@example.com.