All researchers and staff working with animals in teaching or research, students using animals in research, and all other individuals subject to the TCU IACUC oversight must complete the appropriate training as identified in the table below, before any animal use, handling, or other interaction may begin.
New protocols will need to have the CITI certificates attached for # 2 and 3, and when applicable, #4-8, before they will be reviewed by the TCU IACUC. Researchers working in the vivarium will need to complete #1 before they can work in the vivarium (this is not required for protocol submission). The last item #9 is only for people on the IACUC.
|1. Vivarium Training||Everyone working in vivarium||Certification not required for protocol submission, but required to work in vivarium|
|2. CITI – Working with the IACUC||All animal researchers (PIs and students) for lab or field projects||Certification required for protocol submission|
|3. CITI – Minimizing Pain and Distress in mice and rats||All animal researchers (PIs and students) for lab or field projects that include mice and/or rats||Certification required for protocol submission|
|4. CITI – Working with Animals in Biomedical Research||Only animal researchers working in vivarium on projects that would be considered biomedical||Certification required for protocol submission|
|5. CITI – Aseptic Surgery, Working with Rats in Research (only for rats), Working with Mice in Research (only for mice)||Only animal researchers working in vivarium on projects that require invasive procedures||Certification(s) required for protocol submission|
|6. CITI – Working with Fish||Only animal researchers working with captive fish||Certification required for protocol submission|
|7. CITI – Working with Reptiles||Only animal researchers working with captive and wild reptiles||Certification required for protocol submission|
|8. CITI – Wildlife Research||Only animal researchers working with vertebrates in the field||Certification required for protocol submission|
|9. CITI – IACUC Refresher Course||Only IACUC committee members||Must complete every four years|