University of Southern California


Clinical Trials at USC

USC’s Clinical Trials Office (CTO) serves patients, researchers and sponsors by expediting clinical trials for novel and promising therapies. The CTO supports budgeting, contracting and sponsor relations for clinical trials, cooperating with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Keck Medical Center of USC and LA County/USC Hospital to expand USC’s achievements as an internationally renowned center for innovative patient care.

Patients interested in participating in a Clinical Trial, visit our For Patients webpage.

USC helps investigators initiate and manage clinical trials through services offered by the Clinical Trials Office, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Norris Clinical Investigations Support Office and other offices.

Who Handles Budgeting and Contracting

Software to Support Clinical Trials

OnCore is a central repository for study-related information for clinical trials (including budgets, patient tracking, case reports)

Offices that Support Clinical Research

Norris Cancer Center
Norris Clinical Investigations Support Office
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
Keck Medical Center Clinical Trials
Office of Compliance
USC Regulatory Science Program

External Resources for Clinical Research

Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Society of Clinical Research Associates
MAGI (Model Agreements and Guidelines International)
FDA Good Clinical Practice/Clinical Trials Guidance

Navigation Assistance
Need help planning or conducting a clinical study? A navigator can evaluate your needs, guide you through the various stages of carrying out a clinical study, and connect you with many resources available across USC and CHLA.
(323) 442-CTSA |

Contact Clinical Trials Office:
Address: 1640 Marengo Street, 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Research Calendar

Submit an Event

How to submit your event

See all events in the USC Research Calendar.