IACUC Training for Students


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

  1. Complete the IACUC Core Training entitled Working with the IACUC located on CITIProgram.org
  2. Complete the Occupational Health and Safety Program Training located on D2L as a self-registration course **NEW**

See below for more information.

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 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 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, as well as any others required by your instructor or mentor.

  3. 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.


Occupational Health and Safety Program Training 


NOTE: The OSHA Training Course on is now on D2L ONLY 
(**The paper version is no longer accepted.**) 

1. Log onto D2L
2. Select "Self-Registration" from the grey bar below "Radford University",
3. Select the course titled "OHS Training"
4. Complete this brief course
5. Notify your instructor when you have completed the course as instructed.

You must pass this course and you will be expected to understand the content and act accordingly.

Word Version for reference only - Occupational Health and Safety Training Document (PDF).