CITI Learner Instructions

The following are basic learner instructions to logon to your CITI site for the first time. Please go to www.citiprogram.org to register for your CITI online training:

  • Once there, simply click on "New Users Register Here."
  • Under "Select your institution or organization" page, please select Gardner-Webb University in the "Participating Institutions" drop down box.
  • Next, proceed to create your own username and password and select your Learner Group.
  • Affiliate with the Learner Group most related to your area of research. Select either the Social & Behavioral Research Investigators Learner Group or the Biomedical Research Investigators Learner Group, whichever is appropriate for your field and type of research project. (If you have questions in determining your type of research, please consult your professor, research advisor, or send email questions to irb@gardner-webb.edu.)
  • If you are participating in research as a class project, you may affiliate with the Researchers Conducting no more than Minimal Risk Research Learner Group. (If you have questions about determining your type of research, please consult your professor, research advisor, or send email questions to irb@gardner-webb.edu.)
  • If you are a School of Education graduate student, please affiliate with the School of Education Learner Group.
  • If you are a Hunt School of Nursing graduate student, please affiliate with the School of Nursing Learner Group.
  • After going through the brief registration process you will be ready and setup as a CITI Learner under Gardner-Webb’s setup requirements.
  • When you have completed all required modules for your chosen Learner Group, please print your certificate of completion and include this document with your IRB application and/or provide it as evidence to your professor.

For questions related to using human subjects in research and the application to utilize human subjects process, email the Institutional Review Board Office – irb@gardner-webb.edu.

For questions related to IRB education needs, policy concerns, compliance issues, animal research, or other research not involving human subjects, email the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance – oric@gardner-webb.edu

Best wishes with your research!