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.

Effective January 1, 2016, the Clinical Trials Office reports to Ted Budge of the Keck School of Medicine.

MEMO regarding Initiation of Clinical Trials Office in Keck School of Medicine
MEMO regarding Transfer of Clinical Trials Office

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.

Guide to Clinical Research at USC 01/29/16

Software to Support Clinical Trials

Iris Connect: Real-time clinical trial financial information
TRUE: Clinical trial participant registry and study forms
TRUE 2.0: Electronic gateway for the submission, review, approval and tracking of clinical trials and related budgets for research at USC.
OnCore is a central repository for study-related information for clinical trials (including budgets, patient tracking, case reports), currently in pilot.

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

Contact us:
Phone: (323) 442-7218
Address at Soto II:
2011 N. Soto Street
Los Angeles, CA 90032