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Office of Sponsored Awards Management


The Office of the Vice President for Research offers both in-person and web-based training for researchers and sponsored award administrators.

The Office of Research Team connects researchers with the training they need to comply with USC research policies and procedures, and to help them make the most of funding opportunities. Please refer to the Researcher Training list below for more information on training for human subjects research, animal care and use, Responsible Conduct of Research and research development.

SAM also connects research staff and administrators with training to help ensure they have the most up-to-date information and tools they need to manage grants and other sponsored awards. Refer to the Research Administrator Training list below for more on the Gamecock Research Administrators Network Training (GRANT) courses, offered by Research and Grant Development.

Researcher Training

Human Subjects Research Training

All USC investigators and key personnel involved in conducting human subjects research are required to complete a web-based course on protection of human research subjects. Visit the Office of Research Compliance website for more details and links to the training course.

Animal Care and Use Training

All people using or caring for animals in research, testing or education at the University of South Carolina must complete web-based animal care and use training. Visit the Animal Care website’s training page for more details and registration.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Student and postdoctoral researchers who receive funding from the National Science Foundation are required to complete online training in responsible conduct of research. Visit the Office of Research Compliance website for complete details and links to register and complete this training.

GRANT Faculty Training

Research and Grant Development offers three in-person training programs for faculty researchers: Federal Agency Specific, Proposal Development and Special Interest. Federal Agency Specific training provides insight into the sponsored award processes for the NSF and NIH, among other related topics. Proposal Development Training helps faculty researchers sharpen their proposal-writing skills. Special Interest training topics include intellectual property, biosafety and conflict of interest, among others.  Visit the Research and Grant Development website for complete details.

e-Learning Opportunities from the Office of Research Development

Research and Grant Development offers web-based e-Learning courses on USC’s internal proposal submission system, USCeRA, and the COS Pivot funding database. View these offerings on the Research and Grant Development website.


Research Administrator Training

Office of Sponsored Awards Management

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