Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
Researcher Jeff Foster in protective gear holding swab and test tube with cow in the background.

Certification and training for animal users

Requirements for all new animal users and protocol personnel, including the principal investigator

A certification to use animals in research expires every three years. Animal users who are renewing their certification must complete the Working with the IACUC: Investigators, Staff and Students – Basic Course.

The Biological Sciences Annex (BSA) offers training for personnel who have completed the IACUC Certification Test and health questionnaire. For personnel who need access to the BSA, occupational health, security, and general facility/IACUC, policy training is required. All other training courses are project specific and are offered as needed:

  • occupational health (Including zoonotic risks)
  • security training
  • CITI species-specific courses (mice, rats, amphibians, fish, wildlife, swine)
  • I – general facility/IACUC policy
  • Ia – mouse
  • Ib – rat
  • Ic – frog
  • IIa – injections
  • IIb – blood collection techniques
  • IIc – ear- or web-marking techniques
  • IId – oral gavage (koken rat)
  • IIIa – anesthesia administration
  • IIIb – guidelines on euthanasia
  • IIIc – oral gavage (gastric intubation)