Welcome to the Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) at the University of Southern California. Our mission is simple, to enhance research at the University of Southern California and our surrounding innovation ecosystem and ensure our research is compliant with government and university policies. Our team helps our community make astonishing discoveries, be creative, and translate research for the betterment of humanity. Here, you will find links to the resources, methods, and tools we provide to make this happen.

Ishwar K. Puri, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Research & Innovation
Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Information and Guidelines

Research at USC

Learn about research at USC and the university’s strategic plans.

Offices & People

Find out who is leading the charge for research at the Office of Research and Innovation (OORI).

Committees & Working Groups

Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) works with various committees and groups.

Assigning Authorship and Attributing Contributions

USC is committed to fair and honest attribution of the contributions of each person creating research and creative works.

Data Sharing, Privacy, Security and Open Scholarship

At USC balancing privacy and transparency is essential.

Diversity in Research

USC’s priority is to conduct research that benefits all segments of society, by a broadly diverse and inclusive research community.

Rigor, Transparency and Reproducibility

USC supports open scholarship and research to maximize transparency, effectiveness and public benefits of our work.

Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) Services

Alfred E. Mann Institute

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

Department of Animal Resources

DAR provides and ensures appropriate care in all aspects of USC animal research.

Department of Contracts and Grants

DCG supports investigators from proposal development to award closeout.

Human Research Protection Program

HRPP develops program-wide policies for the conduct and review of human subjects research at USC.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

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

Research Initiatives and Infrastructure

RII manages internal award programs, limited submissions, shared resources and faculty training and mentoring.

Research Integrity

The mission of RI is to foster a culture of integrity within the entire USC research community.

Research Strategy and Development

RSD helps investigators develop large-scale and interdisciplinary research proposals and informs them about federally-funded research programs.

Research Technology Services

RTS maintains and supports the systems diSClose and iStar for research compliance.

Stevens Center for Innovation

USC Stevens is USC’s technology transfer office and also leads corporate research collaborations.