March 12, 2020


Date:    March 11, 2020


From: Maja Mataric

Interim Vice President of Research


To:       USC research community


As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation unfolds, USC is rapidly responding through its many units and services. Research, a key mission of our University, is impacted by the epidemic. To help you navigate this situation, we have set up a dedicated web site for research-relevant COVID-19

The site includes updates about key research topics, including: lab staffing and materials procurement, remote research, human research and OPRS & IRB, vivaria, environment health & safety reviews, contracts & grants, research travel cancelations, latest federal agency guidelines, and COVID-19 research opportunities, and more.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the USC Office of Research ( if you cannot find research-relevant information and answers on the new website, or if you have information and ideas you would like to contribute to improve communication.  We welcome your feedback.



Office of Research COVID-19 information regarding research