Office of Research and Innovation Continues to Promote Interdisciplinary Startups via USC and Techstars Startup Weekend

The inaugural event of the USC and Techstars Digital Economy Program took place the first weekend in April, serving as the kick-off for the newly announced partnership. The USC and Techstars Digital Economy Program is focused on startups working on digital advancement across bioscience, biomedicine, physical science, engineering, information, and computer sciences.

Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) at USC

The mission of the Office of Research and Innovation at the University of Southern California is to nurture and promote ethical and rigorous research, scholarship, creativity, and innovation to benefit society.

Alfred E. Mann Institute

USC AMI bridges the gap between biomedical innovation and the creation of commercially successful medical products to improve and save lives.

Department of Animal Resources

DAR provides animal procurement, daily animal care, animal health care, and scientific support for USC programs using animals in research and teaching.

Department of Contracts and Grants

DCG supports the research administration process, ensuring it’s consistent with university standards for academic freedom, research ethics, and fiscal responsibility.

Human Research Protection Program

HRPP develops program-wide policies for the conduct and review of human subjects research at USC, provides education and training, and oversees the Institutional Review Boards (IRB).

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IACUC oversees USC’s animal programs, animal facilities, and policies ensuring appropriate care, ethical use and humane treatment of animals.

Research Initiatives and Infrastructure

RII supports investigators through internal funding programs, limited submissions, shared resources, as well as faculty training via the Center for Excellence in Research.

Research Integrity

ORI fosters a culture of integrity within the entire USC research community by educating investigators about responsible conduct in research and laboratory practices.

Research Strategy and Development

RSD works with faculty and teams on developing large-scale and interdisciplinary research proposals and informing researchers about federally-funded research programs.

Research Technology Services

RTS maintains and supports diSClose (for managing conflicts of interest) and iStar (for research with human subjects, animals, and biohazardous and radioactive substances).

Stevens Center for Innovation

USC Stevens is USC’s technology transfer office and also licenses discoveries, promotes entrepreneurship, stimulates innovation and leads corporate research collaborations.

Research and Scholarship

Find resources for managing scholarly inquiry, including guidelines and policies, a list of centers and institutes, available shared resources, funding opportunities, research training, and COVID-19 research continuity resources.

Research Happening Across USC

Research Administration

Find resources for research administration, including information on key financial concepts, guides through the proposal and award lifecycle, grants management tools, and how to maintain research compliance.

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