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iStar Technical Support   |   (323) 276-2238   |   istar@usc.edu

This section contains the training materials available for the iStar system.

The materials are grouped according to type of information (e.g., user manuals, web-based tutorials...) and not designated by relevant audience. This page serves as an index of all available materials.

iStar Training site (Sandbox)

To assist in the training of new users of the iStar system, a duplicate "sandbox" site has been prepared.  This second site is not an official site and may be used for demonstration or trial purposes.  Once you have obtained your official iStar account, you are also allowed to log in to the training or "sandbox" site.

Experiment within the "sandbox" site as much as you like.  However, please note that the "sandbox", or training site is not the official iStar site. Any studies or submission prepared on the training site will not be accepted and cannot be moved to the official site.  In addition, the training site will periodically be cleaned, and practice studies may be erased.

User Manuals

User manuals are provided for the main user roles assigned in the iStar system. User guides for other iStar roles will be developed soon. You can download Adobe Reader for free here.
iStar User Reference Guide.pdf
User Guide for Investigators and Study Personnel
Instruction manual for investigators, research coordinators, and study staff. Details the creation and modifications of IRB submissions.
Version: 1.2
Date: April 17, 2007

Reference Guides

USC IACUC iStar PI Reference Guide Website
USC IBC iStar PI Reference Guide Website

Instructional Videos

Short demonstrations to help orient or train users on particular functions in iStar or of use to iStar related activities.
Main iStar application videos (NEW) 
Demonstrates complex sections of the application for Full Board / Expedited research. A glossary of ISTAR terms is also provided.
Created Date:  12/19/2013 4:18 PM  

Memoranda and Information for clinical investigators

This area includes memoranda and policy materials for researchers.
iStar 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance memo.docx
Version:  0.02
Last Modified:  4/4/2016 10:07 AM
iStar signatures memo.docx
Version:  0.02
Last Modified:  4/4/2016 10:06 AM

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