University of Southern California


Good Research Practices (GRP): Why is This Important for Researchers in Academia

Who Should Attend

This course is for faculty and postdocs at USC interested in learning about pre-clinical research.

Course Description

The goal of this symposium is to provide a firm foundation in appropriate research methods and scientific conduct that are necessary to ensure high quality, reproducible research in academia.


Daryl Davies, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy

Keynote Speakers

Shai Silberberg, Program Director, NIH/NINDS- Enhancing the Reproducibility and Transparency of Research Findings: Ongoing Activities at NIH and Beyond

Robert Pacific, CSO of CHDI Foundation- Why Good Research Practices are so Important: A Foundation’s Perspective

Additional Speakers

Dennis Bashaw, Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, US Food and Drug Administration- Analytical Validation: A House of Cards

Ulo Palm, Senior VP, Actavis Pharmaceutical- The Reproducibility Crisis in Biomedical Research. How New Quality Practices Developed by the ASQ FD&C Division Could Change the Trend

Next course

October 30, 2014 | 8:00 – 3:30 PM | Location: Aresty Auditorium, Norris Research Tower (NRT), LG Health Sciences Campus (HSC)

Course Registration

To register, please RSVP at least one week prior to the first class via email to

For information about workshops, contact the office at 213-740-6709.