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.
For any questions regarding USC TARA log ins, searches, 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)
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.
Log-in for: Radiation Safety
Radiation safety allows one to submit and track Radiation Safety protocols
Intellectual Property Management
USC is licensing software from Wellspring to manage intellectual property through USC Stevens Center for Innovation.
- Launching January 2014
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.