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Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)


The Liberty University Institutional Review Board, in its commitment to excellence in research ethics and quality, requires that the following individuals complete CITI training prior to conducting research:

  • Faculty Researchers
  • Student Researchers
  • Research Assistants
  • Faculty advisors overseeing student projects

Please note: You will not be given IRB approval until you have successfully completed the required training modules.

How to Enroll

To begin taking CITI courses, you need to create a login. The IRB provides login instructions below for help with this process:

If you have any questions, please contact the IRB.

Course Availability & Format


Most researchers are only required to take a basic training course, however, this can vary greatly depending on the nature of your research, and your department's requirements. Specific CITI courses have been developed for each department, which includes modules specific to the types of research typically conducted.


Each course contains a set of core modules and a set of electives. Each module consists of written material, followed by a short quiz. Training is self-directed, but typically can be finished in less than one day.

CITI Training Cost

Liberty University has partnered with CITI to provide courses free to affiliated individuals. However, there are fees for participants wishing to obtain continuing education credits. 

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