Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences


The Oberlin IRB encourages students, staff and faculty involved in ‘‘human subjects’’ research to complete the relevant learning modules from the online CITI Human Subjects Research Educational Program.

CITI Program

The CITI Human Subjects Research Educational Program  consists of different courses:

  • Students conducting no more than minimal risk research: This course is recommended for introductory level courses where students are introduced to basic research methodologies. For higher level courses take the Social and Behavioral Investigators or
  • Biomedical Research Investigators course.
  • Social and Behavioral Research Investigators: Choose this group of modules for investigators involved primarily in Social and Behavioral research with human subjects.
  • Biomedical Research Investigators: Choose this group to modules for investigators involved primarily in Biomedical research with human subjects.
  • IRB Members: A basic introduction.

If you have not done so already, you must register as a user. Please select to register under “Organization Affiliation” and select Oberlin College.

You will need to check both pop-up boxes for terms and affiliation. You will not get the Continue to Create user button without checking these boxes.

  1. Once you have registered, you can log in to the training site.
  2. a. Click the Log in button, and add your username and password.
    b. Click the blue View Courses button next to Oberlin College.
  3. On the next page, if courses are not listed for you, scroll down until you get to the Learner Tools for Oberlin College to add your course(s).
  4. On the Select Curriculum page, students should select the following:
    a. Question 1- Not at this time(*Note- if selecting this option does not generate courses, select Students and Postdocs: RCE for Physical Science)
    b. Question 2- Social & Behavioral Research Investigators ORstudents conducting no more than minimal risk research (only one can be selected)
    c. Question 3 does not apply to IRB.      
    d. Click Submit.
  5. Your courses will generate on the screen as ‘‘Active Courses’’ or ‘‘Courses Ready to Begin.’’
  6. Print any completion certificates to include with your research.

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Once you have completed a course, you will be able to access and complete other modules that may be of interest.