Institutional Review Board

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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • 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:
    http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~gra/login.php and click on the blue box on the left to register. You can also take an IRB training course at the NIH website http://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php or through the CITI Website https://www.citiprogram.org/default.asp .
  • 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.