Animal Use Training
2. Citi Program
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is dedicated to serving the training needs of colleges and universities, healthcare institutions, technology and research organizations, and governmental agencies, as they foster integrity and professional advancement of their learners. There are courses for working with every research animal and more. For more information and instructions for creating an account, please visit the OAWA training page.
3. Guidelines for Faculty, Staff and Students for Studies With Animals on Campus
The Office of Animal Welfare Assurance (OAWA) Guidelines page includes basic and appropriate procedures for common laboratory animal species. Also included are appendices of recommended analgesics, anesthetics and methods of euthanasia.
4. Personnel Performing Surgery
Individuals must have experience with the specific surgical procedure and in the species on which it will be performed. Training is often carried out by the principal investigator or other experienced persons in the laboratory. Training is also provided by the veterinary staff. Most surgery in large animals is carried out by MDs who are highly experienced in the particular procedure. IACUC may require the PI to receive training from the veterinary surgeons in Veterinary Resources in cases where there is concerned about the PI's experience in the specific surgery.
5. Personnel Performing Anesthesia
Individuals must be experienced with the use of the particular anesthetic and the species in which it will be used. Training may be provided by the principal investigator or the veterinary staff, or carried out directly by Veterinary Resources.
6. Personnel Carrying Out Euthanasia Procedures
Individuals must be experienced with the euthanasia procedure in the particular species. Training may be provided by the principal investigator or the veterinary staff.