Human Subjects

Mandatory Online CITI Training for Key Personnel

All UCLA key personnel conducting human research are required to complete human subjects protection training through an online program called the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Review the FAQs About CITI Training for registration instructions and training details. Sign up to complete the UCLA Human Subjects Protection training. You can also enroll in the Good Clinical Practice and Responsible Conduct in Research courses, but these courses are optional for most people. 

If you have questions, please read the IRB Training Requirements or check with your supervisor.

Learn at Lunch and Noontime Education Series

OHRPP offers two types of hour-long training sessions for UCLA research staff and faculty: Learn at Lunch and Noontime Education SeriesPlease subscribe to for announcements for upcoming sessions.

WebIRB Training

The OHRPP offers hands-on webIRB training. You will learn and practice common tasks related to submitting and managing studies in the webIRB system.

Privacy and Confidentiality Education and Training

HIPAA information can be found on ResearchGo. Please contact the Privacy Office at 310-206-3874 with questions about privacy issues and the Office of Compliance Services with questions about HIPAA training.

Additional Training Resources

Customized OHRPP classes and presentations are available on a range of topics to fit your needs. To schedule a training or presentation:

NIH Human Subjects Updates

The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Grants Submission Unit (GSU) has put together a number of tools and resources to clarify the new requirements for NIH applications regarding human subjects and clinical trial policies—and subsequent changes to the SF424 (Forms Version E or FORMS-E)—for applications on or after January 25, 2018. The resources are meant to help guide you through the requirements, based on the type of studies you are proposing within your application.

Partner Contacts - Human Subjects

Cedars-Sinai – click here to go to the Cedars-Sinai Webridge IRB system. For more information, contact:

Office of Research Compliance and Quality Improvement
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 742
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (310) 423-3783

Charles R. Drew University – Click here for more information on the IRB for Charles R. Drew University. If you have any questions regarding the IRB functions and review process, contact:

Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 East 120th Street, Building F
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Phone: (323) 563-5990

Junko Nishitani, CDU IRB Director
(323) 563-5990

LA BioMed at Harbor-UCLA – Click here to go to the iRIS IRB System. You will need to log-in. For more information, contact:

Office of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1124 West Carson St
Torrance, CA 90502
Phone: (310) 222-3624

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UCLA – The online Institutional Review Board application system, webIRB, is available to all UCLA Investigators and Study Staff. For questions or assistance, contact:

The OHRPP Office
Office of the Human Research Protection Program (OHRPP)
10889 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 830
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1406
Campus Mail Code: 140648

Email: North & South General Institutional Review Boards (GC-IRB)
Email: The Medical Institutional Review Boards 1,2, & 3 (M-IRB)

Training sessions are being held on the South campus and in the Kinross Building. Click here to schedule a training session.

To subscribe to the webIRB listserv: Send an e-mail to: The subject line and body of the e-mail can be blank

Last updated: 13 Nov 2019