University of Southern California


Research Administrators

The Office of Research has created a webpage to serve as a resource for USC research administrators and staff. The information provided below is a broad overview and intended for internal personnel assisting USC faculty and research investigators on a grant proposal application, research program, budget, training and resources. For Service Commitments of the Office of Research and the departments within, download here.

Materials & References

Who Do I Call If? Contact List
Guide to Research 8/7/18
Research Coordinator’s Resources
Submitting Proposals: Instructions and Guidance
Rates at a Glance


TARA: Total Access for Research Administration System
Kuali Financial System (KFS)


Research Training Finder

Events & Workshops

Research Administrator’s Forum
Office of Research Calendar

Grants & Awards at USC

Sponsored Research Database
Business Intelligence- Reports and Award Data

Important Contacts & Campus Offices

Award & Account Set-up


Policies & Procedures

Animal & Human Subjects Research

Intellectual Property, Patents & Agreements

Listserv, Newsletter & Bulletin Subscriptions

Clinical Trials Office (CTO)

Department of Contracts & Grants (DCG)

Office of Compliance (OOC)

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS)

External Resources- Subscriptions, Memberships, Training

COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS: We encourage and value comments and/or suggestions provided by USC Research Administrators. Submit your comments to:, with the subject line: “RA Page Comment