Human Subjects / IRB Process

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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).

webIRB is UCLA's internet-based software application for the submission and review of research projects involving human subjects.


CITI Training Verification


UCLA OHRPP has created a CITI training lookup tool to search study team members and confirm any active and/or expired CITI trainings.

Scroll down to the “CITI Training Lookup Tool” and click the hyperlink. Login with single sign on (either campus or mednet).

You can search the individual name(s) of the study team members you would like to validate CITI training.

Last updated: 22 Mar 2021

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.

Last updated: 13 Nov 2019

webIRB / OHRPP Submissions

webIRB is UCLA's internet-based software application for the submission and review of research projects involving human subjects. All levels of review use the same webIRB application, which is designed to branch in response to information provided about the study procedures. The system requires a webIRB account that uses the single sign-on UCLA Logon ID credentials. webIRB functions as a document repository, providing study personnel with easy access to study documents like approved consent forms.

webIRB training is conducted in a computer classroom. The Introduction to webIRB course combines hands-on training in the system using a “sandbox environment” that gives researchers an opportunity to create a new practice study as well as a presentation that describes common functions of the system. Please access the webIRB training page for the schedule of upcoming classes. 

Tips on navigating the webIRB system:

Quick guides are available by clicking on the Quick Reference Guides & Training Materials link on the left-hand side of the webIRB homepage. For general questions about webIRB, contact the OHRPP's main phone numbers (310-825-5344 for the Medical IRB or 310-825-7122 for the General Campus IRB) or email and describe the nature of your question.

Before your study begins, you must have IRB approval. Below are the CTSI partner site IRB submission tools:

Last updated: 14 Aug 2019
Last updated: 4 Dec 2020