WesternU requires that investigators who wish to participate in human subjects research complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) human subjects protection training prior to engaging in such research.  The training must be recertified every three years.  IRB approval will be withheld if these training requirements are not met.

All persons with a significant role in a research project must meet these training requirements.  This includes, but may not be limited to, the following persons:
•         Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator(s).
•         Persons named on a study grant or contract proposal.
•         Persons named as a contact person in an informed  consent document or recruitment material.
•         Persons who obtain informed consent from prospective research participants.

Completion of this training does not grant permission to conduct research.  All projects involving human subjects research must first be reviewed and approved by the IRB before the research may begin.  Contact the IRB Office at 909-469-5606 for assistance in determining if a proposed project requires IRB review.

The following instructions should assist you in registering for CITI human subjects protection training.

CITI Program New User Registration: WWW.citiprogram.org

From home page: Select Register *** DO NOT SELECT LOG IN THROUGH MY INSTITUTION***

Citi Program

Log In   Log In Through My Institution  Register


STEP 1: Select Your Organization Affiliation

Select Your Organization Affiliation

Type in Western University of Health Sciences and select when it appears in the list.

Once WesternU is selected, a prompt pops up that reads:

Western University of Health Sciences requires a CITI Program username/password for access. You will create this username and password in step 2 of registration.

You must AGREE to the Terms of Service for accessing CITI Program materials and AFFIRM that you are an affiliate of Western University of Health Sciences.

NOW hit continue to create your new CITI program username/password.

STEP 2: Personal Information

STEP 3: Create Username/Password

STEP 4: Country

STEP 5: CE Question- *** Please note: CE is available, but is NOT paid for by WesternU.  If added, each individual is responsible for the purchase of CE units.

STEP 6: Western University of Health Sciences Profile *** This is where you select your Department and Role in Research. Please note that only fields with an * are required, all other information is optional. 

STEP 7: Question 1- Human Subject Research – Select your role, if any.  This will specify which course is required by WesternU.

               Question 2- IO / IRB Chair – Select only if you are the Institution Official or IRB Chair

  Question 3- Conflict Of Interest- Select your role.

  Question 4- Responsible Conduct of Research – Select your role, if any. This will specify which course is 

                      required  by  Western University.

  Question 5: IACUC- Select your role, if any. -courses based on your selection of role are offered but are not

                     required by the IRB

  Question 6: Bio Safety-Select your role, if any -courses based on your selection of role are offered but are

                     not required by the IRB

Once your registration is complete, log in with your user name/password

Your required course(s), specified by your role, will be listed under your Western University of Health Sciences Courses Click on the Course(s) you must take and begin.  Your Certificate of Completion will be listed and available under Completion Record for easy access.