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TARA is USC’s “Total Access for Research Administration” system, supporting management of research awards, proposals, core laboratories and regulatory protocols. TARA includes: Kuali Coeus (KC), diSClose, iStar, CORES, Financial Projection System (FiPS), Sophia and Effort Certification.

End of Year Research Software Updates 12/21/15

For any questions regarding USC TARA log ins, searches, please contact the TARA help desk at  or call 213-740-5857. For any other TARA-related questions, call 213-821-5461.

Log-in for: Kuali Coeus (KC) for award & proposal management

Log-in for: Kuali Financial System (KFS) for account management

Log-in for: Effort Certification

Log-in for: FBS for recharge center billing

Log-in for: Financial Projection System (FiPS) and TARA Reports

Log-in for: diSClose for conflict of interest disclosures

Log-in for: iStar for IRB

Log-in for: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Log-in for: Institutional Biosafety (IBC)

Log-in for: Radiation Safety

Log-in to Sophia for: Intellectual Property Management

Use Sophia to file an invention disclosure, request a material transfer agreement “MTA” or request a confidentiality agreement “CDA” related to technology transfer.

Log-in for: EH&S Assistant – Safety Management

Repository of radiological, chemical and fire safety information including chemical inventory, waste pick-ups, and inspection information.

Log-in for: OnCore Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS)

OnCore is a central repository for study-related information for clinical trials (including budgets, patient tracking, case reports), currently in pilot.


Research Calendar

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How to submit your event

See all events in the USC Research Calendar.