Training & CER Workshops
All investigators funded by an externally sponsored project must complete grants management training (as explained here). A search tool has been developed for USC faculty, PIs, postdocs, students, research staff and lab technicians: This Research Training Finder tool is a comprehensive matrix for training courses that are required and suggested for University research compliance.
$ Funding and Grant Writing
✪ Professional Development
✎ Research Resources and Methods
Each semester, the Center for Excellence in Research organizes workshops for USC researchers. These courses are designed to provide faculty, postdocs and graduate students across all fields of study with specialized skills and knowledge in seeking funding from government, foundation, and corporate organizations as well as a variety of other topics.
Do you have an idea for a CER workshop? We’d love to hear from you.
Check back for more workshops soon! For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advancing Research Integrity in Research Labs
July 15, 12:00-2:00PM — ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Kristen Grace, Research Integrity Officer, Office of Research
Kristen Grace, former Acting Deputy Director of ORI, Division of Investigative Oversight, will discuss advancing research excellence by creating a lab culture based on responsible conduct of research, including lab oversight, data recording and storage, publication ethics, collaborations and how to do research during a pandemic.
July 22, 12:00-1:30PM — ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Robert Vinson, Program Manager, SBIR/STTR Program, NIH Office of Extramural Research
Michael Arciero, Director of Licensing, USC Stevens Center for Innovation
The NIH’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. Come learn how you can translate promising technologies to the private sector and enable life-saving innovations to reach consumer markets.
Navigating the University 2019
USC’s annual Navigating the University event offers new faculty from all disciplines, appointment types and levels the opportunity to learn about campus-wide resources available at USC. The event is also a great way to meet fellow faculty from across the university.
The two-day retreat has three parts: The Office of the Provost’s New Faculty Onboarding features sessions on professional development, teaching and USC culture. Then following the presentations, there’s an informal meet and greet for new faculty to introduce themselves to each other over refreshments and appetizers.
Finally, the Office of Research’s Research & Resources Management brings together USC faculty and staff to provide advice and first-hand experiences on research strategy, mentoring, financial management and budgeting, clinical research, and diversity in research. Below are the presentations from 2019’s event:
- USC Systems for Research
- Research Strategy
- Diversity in Research
- Best Research Practices & RCR Resources
- Mentors, Mentees & Mentoring
- Office of Compliance & Ethics
- Contracts & Grants
- Purchasing & Sponsored Project Accounting
- Grant Awards at USC
- Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI)
- Corporate Funding & Commercialization
- Foundation Funding
- Government Funding