Research Integrity & Safety Support Services

Animal Care & Use Training

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.

New Personnel (Search in PEP for…)

CourseLinkExpiration
UGA IACUC 101via Professional Education Portal3 years
Staying Healthyvia Professional Education PortalNone
Occupational Health QuestionnaireInformation regarding the Research Occupational Health Program via Occupational Health and Safety Program3 years, Recommend yearly updates
Facility-Specific OrientationSee animal vivarium supervisorPrior to gaining access to the facility
Sharps Trainingvia Professional Education PortalNone
LAT: 14: Aseptic Technique and Surgical Support and Anesthesia (Only for personnel on AUPs with rodent anesthesia)via Professional Education Portal None
Ferret Inhalant Anesthesia (Only for personnel on AUPs with ferret inhalant anesthesia)Contact Animal Care Training CoordinatorNone

Continuing Personnel (Search in PEP for…)

CourseLinkExpiration
Continued Education (1 hour)via Professional Education PortalDocumentation required every 3 years
Facility-Specific OrientationOnly if inactive for >1 year
UGA IACUC 101via Professional Education Portal3 years
Occupational Health QuestionnaireInformation regarding the Research Occupational Health Program via Occupational Health and Safety Program3 years, Recommend yearly updates

Additional Opportunities

  • 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 is available by request. Please contact the Animal Care Training Coordinator at shelby.robinson@uga.edu to request training.
  • Additional training on animal research regulations and guidelines or public outreach available¬†by request

For additional information about course requirements, please contact the Office of Animal Care and Use at iacuc@uga.edu.  For issues related to PEP access or navigation, please contact the PEP Helpdesk at pep@uga.edu.