Fulfilling Our Commitments Memo
October 28, 2016 — Technology transfer sometimes entails the establishment of new businesses that further develop technology that created USC. Obligations regarding potential conflicts of interest, proper disclosure of inventions, and intellectual property are discussed regarding technological innovation. Read full memo here.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Memo
September 7, 2016 — Services available that support innovation and entrepreneurship in the university: USC Stevens Center for Innovation is our technology transfer office, Incubate USC is USC’s portal to all university innovation and entrepreneurship programs, the DTLA Business Improvement District has launched an “Innovate LA” initiative to develop an innovation strategy to attract technology industries and startups into the downtown district. Full MEMO
Updates on Office of Research Activities:
June 10, 2016 — Internal Awards to Faculty, New Research Software (NVIVO and Atlas.ti), Elsevier CEO Visit, Training, Guides to Research Funding, Reminder on Institutionally Limited Competitions, Macarthur100&Change and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Full Announcement Here.
Rigor and Transparency in Research
May 4, 2016 — The Academic Senate has passed a resolution endorsing a report of the Joint Academic Senate/Provost Committee on Research that recommends best practices and strategies for USC to excel in research through rigor and transparency, in light of what technology offers today. Read More
Commercializing Intellectual Property
March 29, 2016 — Intellectual property can be protected through patents or copyright and commercialized for public benefit. Examples at USC include technologies and software used in mobile phone displays, joint replacement surgeries, digital modeling of human faces, and language translation. Here is a Memo
MOU with the Center for Open Science (COS)
March 17, 2016 — COS will provide training and infrastructure to support research at USC. The center's Open Science Framework (OSF) is a data sharing network that facilitates collaborative research providing individual researchers a means for centralizing data storage integration and sharing across the research lifecycle. More information
Initiation of Clinical Trials Office in Keck School of Medicine
December 21, 2015 — As announced previously by Dr. Randolph Hall, on January 1, 2016, the USC Clinical Trials Office will move from the USC Office of Research into the Office of the Dean in the Keck School of Medicine.Full MEMO
Announcing USC’s Center for Health Systems Innovation
September 18, 2015 — The Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI), a new university-level Organized Research Unit, will be led by Dr. Carol Peden. CHSI will serve as a bridge between Keck Medicine of USC & faculty & students interested in research & education aimed at improving the quality & efficiency of health care delivery. More information here.
Expansion of Corporate Research Collaboration Support at USC Stevens
June 18, 2015 — Addition of two new staff within Corporate Collaborations group at USC Stevens focusing on the Life Science industry and on Physical and Information Science industries. These appointments reflect the mission of USC Stevens to maximize the translation of USC research into products for public benefit through licensing. MEMO
USC Stevens Process Review Update
April 21, 2015 — USC is exceptional in metrics of IP creation, particularly in patents issued. USC is also in the top 10 among private universities in patent applications and invention disclosures.Full announcement.