University of Southern California



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.

New Single Molecule Microscope

March 17, 2015 — The Office of Research, through its Core Instrumentation Fund, has partnered with the NCCC to acquire an N-Storm single molecule microscope. This new microscope complements USC's rapidly expanding capabilities in super-resolution microscopy. For more information.

Clinical Trials Directory

March 4, 2015 — Keck Medicine has launched a new directory to help patients and doctors find clinical trials at USC.

USC Hosts Biotech Summit

February 11, 2015 — USC is hosting the Los Angeles Biotech Summit on February 26, envisioning biotech development and jobs near Health Sciences Campus. More Information.