Tissue Users

Below is a summary of the training requirements that all personnel wishing to work with tissue only or work in animal areas (but not handle live animals) must complete. Note: the training below is not sufficient for animal facility access. Visit the animal users & facility access page for information on required training. 

Educational information about IACUC training requirements is available here

1. Complete the following 1 course in CITI Program:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Training for Animal Handlers

Instructions for Registering a NEW CITI Account for the Occ. Health Course (for users who do not have a CITI account) NOTE: You must register with the UofL ID version of your email address (e.g., t0tull01@louisville.edu).

Instructions for Registering an EXISTING CITI Account for the Occ. Health Course (for users who already have a CITI account)

Link to CITI Program 


2. Complete the Periodic Animal Health Survey.

Your completed survey can be emailed to  with the subject line "Animal Contact Health Survey." You may also mail your survey to the Office of Research Services or drop off your survey to one of our drop off locations. Please see the health survey for further instructions on how to submit the survey via mail or drop off.