Training Requirements - IACUC

Training Requirements - IACUC

Training Requirements - IACUC

Federal Animal Welfare Act regulations and regulations of the Department of Health and Human Services require training and continuing education of all scientists, research technicians, animal care technicians and other personnel involved with animal care and treatment. LifeBridge Health (LBH) is required to provide training in the following areas:

  1. Humane practice of animal maintenance and experimentation.
  2. Research or testing methods that minimize or eliminate the use of animals or limit pain or distress.
  3. Utilization of the information service of the National Agricultural Library.
  4. Methods whereby deficiencies in animal care and treatment should be reported.

The regulations require that each research facility establish a program of adequate veterinary care that includes: appropriate facilities, personnel and equipment; methods to control, diagnose and treat diseases; daily observation and provision of care; guidance to personnel on the use of anesthetic, analgesic and euthanasia procedures and pre- and post-procedural care. Specific requirements for maintaining records and filing annual reports are included in the regulations along with a miscellaneous section containing a variety of requirements to which a research facility must adhere.

To fulfill these requirements the LBH Department of Research and the Sinai Hospital Animal Care Facility provides a three (3) tier training program. Click here for the Animal Research Training Program Guidelines and CITI Login Instructions.

CITI training program can be found at: www.citiprogram.org