University of Southern California



International Collaborations Policy

March 2, 2017 — New policy to help faculty, staff & students understand how federal regulations apply to USC-related research, instruction, student outreach & other partnerships & affiliations. Full MEMO here.

MestreLab’s MestaReNova 11.0.2 officially released

January 24, 2017 — MestreLab’s MestReNova 11.0.2 NMR/mass spec data processing software is a free service that is now available for all USC users. For more info, click here.

USC Grant Programs

December 12, 2016 — We are alerting faculty of various competitions for funding available from the Office of Research. See the USC Grant Programs Memo here and read more here.

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