Integration of IRB and DCG Offices
May 31, 2018 — USC has historically operated separate offices for the Department of Contracts and Grants and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) on the Health Science and University Park Campuses. At one time, it was important to have physical presences on the two central campuses because of the paper-flow between academic departments and the research offices. (more…)
Distribution of USC Software
May 9, 2018 — The Stevens Center, working with its Faculty Advisory Committee, has created new guidance documents on open source software. Please save and consult these documents for information on how best to protect and share software without sacrificing commercialization potential, while meeting legal requirements. Read more here and here.
Private Secrets, Data Sharing and Trust in Science
November 28, 2017 — Privacy, transparency and trust are all important to science and research. Watch a video presentation Vice President Randolph Hall gave on these topics at the Elsevier conference here. Password: elsevier2017
All Faculty Email – Awards 2017
August 23, 2017 — The Office of Research has added a new USC research solicitation focused on diversity to this list of sponsored solicitations for the upcoming year. Read more here.
Changes in IRB Procedures
April 24, 2017 — Procedures in place aimed at a more efficient IRB review process: faster review, prioritizing time sensitive funding, simplified exempt review and reduced burden to provide financial information. Read full MEMO here.
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
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