Research Personnel Qualifications and Training

One of the primary responsibilities of the IACUC is to ensure that research personnel have the qualifications and training necessary to perform proposed work using animal subjects. In order to adhere to Federal regulations governing the use of animals in medical research, the IACUC has developed training programs to ensure that personnel are appropriately trained and aware of potential hazards based on their roles/responsibilities. The IACUC Policy "Required Training" can be found HERE.

IACUC Training Programs:

I.     Required training for animal users and facility access
II.    Required training for personnel working with tissue only
III.   Required training for visitors
IV.   Basic Rodent Biomethodology3
V.    Rodent Surgery1
VI.   Euthanasia2

VII. Specific Procedure Training Requests

The IACUC and CMRU offer training courses for a variety of procedures. If you need training that is not covered in Basic Rodent Biomethodology, please use this reservation form

Your feedback is important to help improve CMRU services. Please provide feedback for any hands-on course HERE.

1Effective July 15, 2021: All laboratory personnel responsible for performing surgery (both survival and non-survival) on rodents must complete IACUC-required training.

2Effective February 1, 2019: All laboratory personnel responsible for euthanasia must complete IACUC-required training.

3Effective January 2, 2024: All laboratory personnel handling mice and/or rats must complete IACUC-required training.