Inside Linfield - Institutional Review Board
  1. Register with CITI:
    Go to: https://www.citiprogram.org/and either Login (returning users) or click Register (new users). If registering for the first time, continue to Step 1 (creating a user profile).  If a returning user, login and click “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups” then follow the questions proceeding Step 7.
  2. Create a User Profile and Selecting Curriculum:
    • Step 1.Type in “Linfield College” into the box provided under Select Your Organization Affiliation. After making the selection you will be asked to confirm your understanding of the terms and conditions and that you are a Linfield affiliate. This will then prompt you to continue.
    • Step 2.Provide answers in Personal Information section (first name, last name, email, secondary email. Continue.
    • Step 3.Create a username and password and then select a security question and answer. 
    • Step 4.Specify your country of residence.
    • Step 5.Select “No” for Continuing Credits option and choose whether to participate in CITI surveys.
    • Step 6.Provide additional information requested by Linfield University (e.g., language preference, institutional email, gender, highest degree, department, role in research, address). Please select answers most appropriate to user’s situation.
    • Step 7. To select the RCR Training and Human Subjects Training modules, please answer the questions as the following instructions show:
      • Question #1: Human Subjects Research: Select, “Social & Behavioral Research Investigators”.
      • Question #2: Revised Common Rule: Select “Revised Common Rule”.
      • Question #3: Institutional/Signatory Officials & IRB Chair: Do not select anything.
      • Question #4: Public Health Research: Select, “Not at this time”.
      • Question #5: Conflicts of Interest: Please select, “No”.
      • Question #6: Laboratory Animal Research: Please select “no” (unless you are doing animal-based research too).
      • Question #7: Good Clinical Practice: Select, “Not at this time”.
      • Question #8: Information Privacy Security: “I am not required to complete the IPS course at this time.
      • Question #9: Responsible Conduct of Research: “Not at this time”.
  1. Click “finalize registration”. Click the “Courses” tab then click “View Courses” (next to Linfield University). Under “Courses Ready to Begin”, click “start now” for the course you wish to begin.
  2. Complete the online training:
    Proceed through the course modules, including reviewing instruction materials and taking required quizzes. There is typically a short quiz (4-10 questions) at the end of each module. Please note:
    • Linfield University requires at least an 80% passing grade on each module.
    • You may return to the module and re-take the quiz if necessary.
    • You do not have to complete all of the modules at one time. Your quiz score(s) will be stored and you can return to complete the remaining modules at any time.
  3. You’re done!
    Once you’ve completed a course you will be returned to the Main Menu, and the status and date of courses taken will be shown on the “Courses” tab under “Completed Courses”. You can print your completion report. A copy of the relevant course completion report will be sent to the Linfield University institutional administrator(s), including the IRB chair.