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.
EH&S Assistant – Safety Management
Repository of radiological, chemical and fire safety information including chemical inventory, waste pick-ups, and inspection information. Planned for 2015.
OnCore Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS)
OnCore is a central repository for study-related information for clinical trials (including budgets, patient tracking, case reports), and a catalogue for materials stored in biorepositories. OnCore will be implemented at USC and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in 2015, and will be integrated with KC, KFS, iStar and Cerner Electronic Medical Records.