• All persons must show proof of IRB training. This includes persons who will not have contact with human subjects and students serving as research assistants.
  • USD will accept unexpired NIH or CITI training certificates.
  • IRB training courses are available online through the CITI website. Register as a University of San Diego affiliate - your email address gives you access, free of charge. (NIH trainings are no longer available as of 9/26/18). Certificates will be valid for three years.
  • NOTE: When registering in CITI, you are only required to answer questions three and six. In question three, you will choose ONE training based on the nature of your research and role. (In most cases, you will choose either Social & Behavioral Research Investigators OR Biomedical Research Investigators.) Please confer with your faculty advisor or IRB Committee representative for clarification if you are uncertain as to which course applies to your research or role. In question six, if you are registering for the first time, you will answer NO.

    Completion of required modules (see below) is necessary to obtain your training certificate, which you will attach in your Cayuse IRB application.

    Social and Behavioral Research Investigators: 7 Modules Required

    1.      Belmont Report and Its Principles
    2.      Conflicts of Interest in Human Subjects Research
    3.      Students in Research
    4.      History and Ethics of Human Subjects Research
    5.      Defining Research with Human Subjects – SBE
    6.      Informed Consent – SBE
    7.      Privacy and Confidentiality – SBE

    Remaining 33 Modules Optional

    Biomedical Research Investigators: 5 Modules Required

    1.      Belmont Report and Its Principles
    2.      History and Ethics of Human Subjects Research
    3.      Basic Institutional Review Board (IRB) Regulations and Review Process
    4.      Informed Consent
    5.      Records Based Research

    Remaining 24 Modules Optional