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, you can take one online through the NIH website or through the CITI website  For instructions to setup your CITI account please use this handout.
  • You will be issued a training certificate at the end of either 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.