All employees working with animals must complete a Training Requirements Registration form


There are four components to the IACUC requirements for training:

  1. Attend an IACUC-sponsored orientation session
  2. Complete required on-line training courses
  3. Attend a LAF tour
  4. Enroll in Occupational Health & Safety program.
  • IACUC-SPONSORED ORIENTATION SESSION:  Sessions are offered quarterly. Pre-registration is not required for the session.  
  • ON-LINE TRAINING ( www.citiprogram.org):  All principal investigators and research staff are required to successfully complete the following on-line training modules:
  1. Working with the IACUC
  2. one course pertaining to each species you work with

Instructions for Accessing On-line Courses

  • LAF TOUR:  The tour is required to familiarize personnel with animal facilities, specific attention given to husbandry details related to the animal species. Tours are conducted Thursday at 2:00 p.m . Contact the LAF business office (4-1385) to arrange your tour.
  • OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM:  All employees must enroll online at http://paws0.umsmed.edu/EOH and complete the following forms:
  1. Animal Exposure Worksheet
  2. Health Screening Questionnaire
  • If you have previously worked with animals at UMMC and completed the training requirements you do not have to repeat the IACUC Orientation or the LAF tour.  If you are working with the same species you do not have to repeat the on-line training.  If your previous training cannot be verified, you will be asked to repeat the training.

Hands-on training sessions provided by the Laboratory Animal Facilities are conducted periodically. Aseptic technique, suturing, and animal handling are common topics covered in courses.

Individualized training can be provided upon request.  Contact Amanda Kinslow, Training Coordinator-Animal Research, to arrange additional training.

For documenting training of guest scientist/researcher or student, please review the IACUC Policy Statement.


Topic Specific Presentations

Policies and Forms for Animal Workers