The University of Georgia regards the use of animals in research and instruction to be an integral component of continued progress in science, medicine, education, and agriculture. Federal laws and guidelines, as well as our own ethical obligations, require us to ensure that all personnel working with animals are appropriately qualified and trained.
In order to meet these obligations, the following mandatory courses/forms are required prior to approval of all Animal Use Protocols.
|UGA IACUC 101||AALAS Learning Library via Professional Education Portal||3 years|
|Staying Healthy||AALAS Learning Library via Professional Education Portal||None *|
|Occupational Health Questionnaire||Information regarding the Research Occupational Health Program via Occupational Health and Safety Program||Recommend yearly updates|
|Facility-Specific Orientation||Contact Animal Vivarium Supervisor||Prior to gaining access to the facility|
|Continued Education (1 hour) **||AALAS Learning Library via PEP or other outside training||Documentation required every 3 years|
|Facility-Specific Orientation||Contact Animal Vivarium Supervisor||Only if inactive for >1 year|
- Sharps Training on the AALAS Learning Library via PEP – this course will be mandatory for all persons included on an Animal Use Protocol in January 2018, but is available now (.5 hour)
- A huge variety of other courses on the AALAS Learning Library via PEP covering all aspects of animal-based research
- Detailed descriptions for Common Technical Procedures for common laboratory animals.
- Interactive website to help in the design of animal experiments at www.3Rs-Reduction.co.uk
- Species-specific technique training by request
- Additional training on animal research regulations and guidelines or public outreach available by request
For additional information or to request training, please contact the Research Integrity and Safety Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org