Human Studies Support

Clinical Investigations Support Office
This office provides centralized administration for protocol development, review, prioritization, regulatory compliance, study conduct and monitoring, and quality assurance. It is comprised of a centralized Protocol Administration Unit and a Research Nursing/Data Management Unit. The resource is housed within the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Created by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) is one of 60 premier research institutes nationwide that aim to move discoveries through the research pipeline and into sustainable public health solutions. To do this at USC, SC CTSI provides investigators with a range of research resources — from funding opportunities and clinical trials units to mentorship and career development. SC CTSI research resources include:

  • $1.2M per year in funding opportunities (Fall/Spring)
  • Two clinical trials units 
  • Support with pre-clinical translation of discoveries 
  • Resources for community-engaged research
  • Training and education
  • Mentorship and career development
  • Research team building activities
  • Expert advice/support in:
    • Biostatistics and bioinformatics 
    • Regulatory knowledge
    • Study design and feasibility 
    • Data management
    • Research ethics 
Some services are free and some have a nominal cost. Learn more about SC CTSI.
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