All persons must must show proof of IRB training. This includes persons who will not have contact with human subjects and students serving as research assistants.

  • An IRB training course certificate must be attached to the IRB application, unless the individual's certificate is already on file in the Provost's Office.
  • USD will accept proof of any IRB training course taken in the United States (including the CITI course) within the past 5 years.
  • If you need to take an IRB training course, USD shares a free online course with San Diego State University. To begin the course, go to: and click on the blue box on the left to register. You can also take an IRB training course at the NIH website or through the CITI Website
  • You will be issued a training certificate at the end of the course. Be sure to download and print a copy of the certificate for your records.

Contact Information

Institutional Review Board
Hughes Center 214
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4553

Office Hours
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.