Welcome to the Office of Research 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.
Vice President of Research
Ishwar K. Puri
Information and Guidelines
Learn about research at USC and the university’s strategic plans.
Find out who is leading the charge for research at the Office of Research.
The Office of Research works with various committees and groups.
USC is committed to fair and honest attribution of the contributions of each person creating research and creative works.
At USC balancing privacy and transparency is essential.
USC’s priority is to conduct research that benefits all segments of society, by a broadly diverse and inclusive research community.
USC supports open scholarship and research to maximize transparency, effectiveness and public benefits of our work.
Office of Research Services
DAR provides and ensures appropriate care in all aspects of USC animal research.
DCG supports investigators from proposal development to award closeout.
ICT is a University Affiliated Research Center that merges film and game industry artists with computer and social scientists to study and develop immersive media.
IACUC oversees USC’s animal programs, facilities, and policies ensuring appropriate care, ethical use and humane treatment of animals.
OPRS develops program-wide policies for the conduct and review of human subjects research at USC.
ORA helps investigators develop large-scale and interdisciplinary research proposals and informs them about federally-funded research programs.
ORIF manages internal award programs, limited submissions, shared resources and faculty training and mentoring.
The mission of ORI is to foster a culture of integrity within the entire USC research community.
RTS maintains and supports the systems diSClose and iStar for research compliance.
USC Stevens is USC’s technology transfer office and also leads corporate research collaborations.
Research at USC’s Schools