IACUC Training for Students

Before participating in any animal subjects research, student researchers must accomplish the STEPS below and submit any documentation as instructed by their faculty member:

  1. Complete the IACUC Core Training entitled Working with the IACUC and any additional courses required by the project PI.
  2. Enroll in the Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP). 

See below for more information.

CITI Training Program iacuc courses and Modules

Every student involved in animal subjects research must complete the required IACUC training. To do this, you will need to do the following: 

  1. Access the CITI Training Program at CITIProgram.org
    1. For assistance in creating an account in CITI, please see CITI Program's New User Log-in tutorial.

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

    3. Select any other course(s) below your instructor requests or requires for your participation in the research. For example, if the protocol proposes the use of mice or rats, all named personnel also must complete the modules Working with Mice (or Rats) in Research Settings and Post-Procedure Care of Mice and Rats in Research

    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, and any other pieces of training as required by the Project PI or the IACUC.

  3. You are urged to download a PDF or print a Certificate of Completion for each training module for your files and submission to your instructor.
    1. Certificates of Completion do not need to be submitted to the IACUC.  The IACUC Office will confirm the completion of required courses in the CITI database. 

All personnel involved in research with vertebrate animals are required to enroll in the Occupational Health and Safety Program (OSHP).

OHSP training, information about the program, and the required forms to be completed may be found on Radford University's Desire 2 Learn (D2L) platform.  Contact EHS to be enrolled in the program and access the needed materials.