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Office of Research Compliance


University of South Carolina offers a variety of training and educational opportunities for those involved in all aspects of research. Training requirements and resources are explained below.

Human Subjects Protection

All USC investigators and key personnel involved in conducting human subjects research are required to complete the CITI web-based course on protection of human research subjects


Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

The CITI Program offers the following GCP courses that are acceptable GCP training for the NIH policy.

  • GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA Focus)
  • GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics (ICH Focus)

NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research notified the research community that their Good Clinical Practice training modules that are specifically tailored to social and behavioral science researchers conducting clinical trials are now available through the Society of Behavioral Medicine, including for non-members of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.


Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Students and postdoctoral researchers supported on covered projects are required to complete the on-line RCR training program provided by the CITI program. 


Animal Care and Use

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has established a series of on-line training modules for investigators which must be completed before animal use will be allowed. 


Office of Research Compliance