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), diSClose, iStar, CORES, Financial Projection System (FiPS), Sophia and Effort Certification.
For any questions regarding USC TARA log ins, please contact the TARA help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213-740-5857. For any other TARA-related questions, call 213-821-5461.
Log-in for: Kuali Coeus (KC) for award & proposal management
- KC Award: Where Is…?
- PI Guide to KC Post Award
- KC Researcher’s Post-Award Quick Guide
- KC Pre Award Guides
Log-in for: Kuali Financial System (KFS) for account management
Log-in for: Effort Certification
Log-in for: CORES for recharge center billing
Log-in for: diSClose for conflict of interest disclosures
Log-in for: iStar for IRB
Log-in for: Institutional Biosafety (IBC)
Log-in for: Radiation Safety
Log-in to Sophia for: Intellectual Property Management
Use Sophia to file an invention disclosure, request a material transfer agreement “MTA” or request a confidentiality agreement “CDA” related to technology transfer.
Log-in for: EH&S Assistant – Safety Management
Repository of radiological, chemical and fire safety information including chemical inventory, waste pick-ups, and inspection information.
Log-in for: OnCore Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS)
OnCore is a central repository for study-related information for clinical trials (including budgets, patient tracking, case reports), currently in pilot.