Loma Linda University requires everyone who performs research with human subjects to complete basic training regarding the regulatory environment and ethics of such research. For each research study that requires IRB review, IRB will only release the approval for the study once all persons involved in the design, conduct, or reporting have completed this training. To avoid delay in the study, please see the following instructions designed to help you obtain certification.

CITI Collaborative Insitutional Training Initiative
See the LLU CITI Training Guide below

Complete the online CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) program.

This initial training is worth three years of certification (which means your next continuing education won't be due until three years from your completion of this course).

You will need to select one of the CITI BASIC courses and GCP courses. Depending on the kind of research in which you plan to be involved, there are different BASIC courses concentrating on biomedical or social-behavioral. This site contains other resources as well. To avoid inadvertently doing the wrong training or more than is required, please navigate the site's menus and instructions carefully, as explained in the following guide:

CITI Collaborative Insitutional Training Initiative
The LLU CITI Training Guide

Initial Certification Training Tips​

  • Online training can be frustrating if something goes wrong at the set-up stage, so please save yourself the aggravation and contact Sandra Figueroa, Coordinator- Research Integrity at ext. 85794  if you are uncertain at any point what to do.