University of Southern California


Office of Research Services

The Office of Research is implementing the University of Southern California’s strategic plan by building interdisciplinary research collaborations that address societal needs and by increasing the impact and prominence of our research. The office invests in research initiatives, promotes our research among sponsors, and provides services that ensure that USC achieves the highest ethical standards in its research.

The office is the university point of contact for these issues:

These units fall under the Office of Research:

Washington, DC Research Advancement Office

Focused on relations with sponsoring federal agencies and foundations located in the Washington region.

Office of Research Advancement Website

Department of Contracts and Grants

Department of Contracts and Grants Website

USC Stevens Center for Innovation

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

USC Stevens Center for Innovation Website

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS)

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, which reviews projects involving human subjects research.

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects Website

Department of Animal Resources

Provision and assurance of appropriate care in all aspects of animal research.

Department of Animal Resources Website

Institute for Creative Technologies

A University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) that merges the creativity of the entertainment industry with computer science to build virtual reality training systems.

Institute for Creative Technologies Website

The office also coordinates research-related activities in other units of the university, including: