The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Policies and Procedures contain guidance and information for the preparation and conduct of human subjects research. The policies are periodically revised to keep current with changes to institutional policies, Good Clinical Practices (GCP) as well as federal and state regulations. They are a dynamic resource and may change, so check back often for the latest updates.

Additional Policies and Resources

California Research Laws
California codes and resources.

Ethical Principles
Important milestones that influence ethical conduct in human subjects research.

FDA Regulations
Federal regulations pertaining to human subjects research.

Federal Agencies
Federal Agencies that oversee and fund human subjects research.

GDPR Requirements for EU Data
Investigators conducting research with data from EEA should become familiar with their responsibilities established by GDPR.

Dornsife Imaging Center Policy on HSR
Policies concerning human subject research with MRI scans from DNI and OPRS.

Additional USC Policies and Guidance
Policies from the Office of Research Integrity.