COVID-19 Research Continuity

As of September 23:

We are in Phase 5. While USC now supports fully in-person operations, the actual split between remote and in-person work will be determined and communicated by unit leadership based on restart guiding principles. Masks are still required in health care settings, if you have COVID-19, or for 10 days following exposure. (learn more)

COVID-19 Research Guidance

Returning to Campus

Restart Plans should reflect all the information on this page.

COVID-19 Vaccination

All faculty, staff, and students must be fully vaccinated with a booster or have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Symptom Screening and Testing

Everyone must screen themselves daily prior to accessing campus and test as required.

Mask/Face Covering

Everyone is recommended to wear an N95 mask.

Illness Policy

Anyone with symptoms or exposure should mask for 10 days and contact USC Pop Testing for testing.


Non-essential travel is discouraged for unvaccinated individuals.

COVID-19 Research at USC

USC Research & Innovation-Funded Research

COVID-19 projects supported by Research & Innovation.

Keck School-Funded COVID-19 Research

COVID-19 research supported by the Keck Foundation.

Basic Research

Basic research and studies related to COVID-19.

Animal Models

Research using animal models to study COVID-19.

Clinical Trials

Research that is undergoing clinical trials.

Testing Research

Research on testing for COVID-19.

Tools & Resources

Tools and resources created to help fight against COVID-19.

Pre-Clinical Therapeutics, Drug/Vaccine Research

Research to find new treatments for COVID-19.

Demographic and Epidemiologic Research

COVID-19 studies based on demographics.

Behavioral, Social Science & Clinical Research

Emotional and psychological well-being during COVID-19.

Legal, Policy and Economics Research

COVID-19 law, public policy and economics research.

K-12 Education Research

Research on K-12 education during COVID-19.

Student Activities

Student activities related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Research Resources

Funding Opportunities

Federal, non-federal and internal COVID-19 funding opportunities.

Funding Agency Guidelines

Institutional and agency responses to COVID-19 funding opportunities.


Human data studies, datasets, and more to aid in your COVID-19 research.

Computing Resources

Computing resources to accelerate new discoveries in the fight against COVID-19.

Other Resources

Various reports, tools, and more to expand your knowledge of what’s available about COVID-19 research.

Shared Resources

Core facilities and equipment at USC to help you do COVID-19 research.

USC Research Slack Channel

Visit our Slack channel to share ideas and solicit collaborations about COVID-19 research.

COVID-19 Research Events

Upcoming research-related events and training at USC (or of importance outside USC).