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IACUC Training for Students


Before a student can participate in any animal subjects research, the student researcher must accomplish the below and submit the documentation as instructed by their faculty member:

  1. Complete the appropriate CITI Program IACUC Training
  2. Read the Occupational Health and Safety Program Training Materials and sign the Occupational Health and Safety Agreement (OSHA) Form

IACUC Training Modules on the CITI Training Program

Here are several resources to help locate and complete the appropriate IACUC Training modules on the CITI Training Program. Every student involved in animal subjects research must follow these steps.

  1. Access the CITI Training Program at CITIProgram.org

    1. For assistance in creating an account in CITI, please see CITI's New Learner Account Registration 2.0 tutorial.

    2. At Step 7 of this tutorial, go to "Question 5. Laboratory Animal Welfare" and select the item "'Working wtih the IACUC Course' is required if you plan to use lab animals in your work."

    3. Select any other courses below that your instructor requests or requires.

    4. Continue the log-in process.

    5. Go to your "Grade Book" to begin taking your required course(s).
  2. Complete the Working with the IACUC training module in CITI.

  3. For further assistance, if needed, in locating the correct modules, you may also view the CITI Training Tutorial (PDF).

  4. If requested by your faculty member, you may download as a PDF or print a Certificate of Completion for each training module for submission to your instructor.
    1. Certificates of Completion do not have to be submitted to the IACUC.  The IACUC Office looks at completion records in the CITI database.

Occupational Health and Safety Program

The Radford University Occupational Health and Safety Training Program outlines the potential risks that are involved in working with animals in research. The training materials also describes safety measures that students can take to ensure that all research personnel and animals are protected.

  1. Read the 15-page Occupational Health and Safety Training Document (PDF).  You will be expected to understand the content and act accordingly.

  2. Print, read and sign the OSHA Agreement Form contained within this document.

  3. Submit the signed OSHA Agreement Form to your faculty member.