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USC Dornsife Training

The USC Dornsife Research Office will offer a proposal submission workshop at the start of the Spring 2014 Semester. Date is TBD. Contact the research office at for assistance.


USC Department of Contracts and Grants (DCG) Training

Training for Research Administrators

Research Administrators Forum

The Research Administrators Forum provides research administrators from both campuses an opportunity to network and share information related to research administration and compliance, discuss issues and learn about university policies and procedures as well as changes in laws and regulations that may apply to them. The RA Forum is sponsored by the Office of Compliance.


USC Professional Development

Offers a variety of classes for staff training. You need to be signed in to view the class descriptions.  Go to "Registration" and then "Online Registration" to sign in with your USC user name and password.  Next click on "View Classes" and select "Contracts and Grants Administration".


USC Office of Research

The USC Office of Research cooperates with the Offices of Compliance and Professional Development in training faculty and staff to become more effective in managing and initiating research. Descriptions of the classes are available at the Workshops and Training catalog page.


External Training


SRA (Society of Research Administrators International)

SRA International Annual Meeting 2014

SRA Western/Southern Section Meeting

SRA Basics of Research Administration 2014

NCURA (National Council of University Research Administrators)

A Primer on Federal Contracting

A Primer on Subawards

NCURA - Fundamentals of Sponsored Project Administration

Annual NCURA Conference