Pharmacy Residents: Conduct a Research Project

Information resources selected for the Pharmacy residency program.


The USC Office for the Protection of Research Subjects houses the USC IRB. View their pages below for more information on USC IRB processes, contact information, and applications.

If your research will involve clinical sites outside of USC, you may need to have your research plan reviewed by both the USC IRB and the IRB of the specific clinical site.


Data collection tools

Statistical Analysis tools

Data Visualization Tools

Not all these tools are HIPAA-compliant. Investigate where the data will be stored and who will have access before selecting a product to use.

Excel is provided to USC faculty and staff by USC ITS. USC also subscribes to LinkedInLearning a library of training videos. It includes videos on various uses of Excel. If the charts and graphs tutorial doesn't meet your needs, explore LinkedInLearning for another video.

Handbooks and Textbooks

Norris Medical Library owns many other books on designing and conducting studies, including statistical methods to use for data analysis. Search the library catalog for additional titles beyond the recommended titles here.