University of Southern California


Orientation to Clinical Research at USC

Who Should Attend

Principal investigators, clinicians, project managers, research and nurse coordinators or administrators, data managers and all those associated with the development and conduct of human research studies and clinical trials.

Course Description

This two-day orientation provides an overview of the processes, committees and departments that clinical investigators work with throughout the submission, review, approval and conduct of human subject studies or clinical trials.

Topics include:
University Offices and Entities; Clinical Research Roles: An overview; Planning Research (Protocol Development); Contracting, Financial Management and Budgeting; Coordination of Ancillary Services/Support; IRB and Human Subjects Protection; iStar/Other Electronic Systems; Coordinating a Study; Compliance


Speakers from the Office of Research, OPRS, CTO, SC CTSI, CISO, CTU and Office of Compliance.


Four hours each day.

Next Session Dates

Part #1: February 12 | 8:00 – 12:00 PM
Part #2: February 19 | 8:00 – 12:00 PM
Location: Health Sciences Campus, Broad (CIRM) Center, 1st Floor Seminar Room

Reference Materials and Resources

Guide to Clinical Research at USC 1/26/15
Flow Chart: Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials

Video Presentations and Slides

The two-day event was recorded and has been archived via Trojan Learn. To view, please log into Trojan Learn at the link below. You will need your USC NetID and password to log-in.

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