lab animals

Training

Federal Regulations require training and continuing education to ensure that all scientists, research technicians, animal technicians, and other personnel involved in animal care, treatment, and use are qualified to perform their duties in the care and use of research animals. Animal use protocols will not be approved until training is complete.

IACUC Training for All Animal Users

This tutorial is mandatory for all animal users including PI's, technicians and students. It provides information regarding regulatory agencies, compliance, animal use and responsibilities for on-going research at UW-L as dictated by federal regulations.

IACUC Training for IACUC Members

This tutorial is mandatory for all IACUC members. It provides information essential to performing the tasks of an IACUC, including interactions with institutional administrators and regulatory and accrediting agencies.

Species Specific Training

These tutorials (as applicable) are mandatory training for all investigators, technicians and students. They provide information regarding husbandry, behavior, zoonosis, and varied topics.

Post-procedure Care Training

This is non-mandatory training, but it may be required for certain protocols. This tutorial includes concepts and procedures for minimizing pain and distress in mice and rats following any experimental procedure.