Training

All investigators conducting animal research as well as IACUC Members are required to complete appropriate training no less frequently than every three years. The means of accomplishing this training is through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) hosted by University of Miami.  The training is free; your access to the training is underwritten by SVSU.  Investigators can download instructions for registering and completing the training by clicking on CITI Training (PowerPoint) (1,367kB) or CITI Training (PDF). (2,196kB) .  The training can be accessed via the URL www.citiprogram.org .  The CITI Program also contains modules that may be useful to those teaching either a research methods course or a clinical practicum.  Please contact the IACUC Chair (David Berry, (989) 964-4504, iacucchair(at)svsu.edu ) or the IACUC Manager (Julie Decker (989) 964-4941, jadecker(at)svsu.edu ) with any questions.

Investigators should complete the module "Working with IACUC" and the module for their respective species.  Those who wish to know more about the IACUC, are contemplating serving on the IACUC, or are actively serving on the IACUC should complete the "Essentials for IACUC Members" curriculum.

Click on one of the links below for specific training information

Animal Users

IACUC Committee Members

Laboratory Employees/Non-Employee Animal Users

Occupational Safety & Health

Links to Animal Care and Usage On-line Module Courses

National Institutes of Health
This site offers courses to assist with animal research concerning primates and laboratory dogs.  A training CD is also available in the development of rodent surgery and biomethodology for laboratory mice.

Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU)
This site provides an overview of research guidelines for the principal investigator and animal user, which fulfill federal requirements.  The site also provides useful forms, regulations and standards, recommended links, and NIH policy.

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
This site offers courses in laboratory animal medicine, mouse biomethodology, and several animal research methodologies.

Podcast: Writing Your Vertebrate Animal Section

A new All About Grants Podcast produced by the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) features Dr. Pat Brown, Director, OLAW, who explains what must be included in your grant application if you use vertebrate animals in your research.  Listen to Writing Your Vertebrate Animal Section (MP3) or read the transcript .

The Animal Research Minute

A daily radio editorial broadcast to more than 3,500 stations nation wide, The Animal Research Minute discusses the top animal research story of the day.  Listen to learn about how animal research leads to improvements in human and animal health.

ResearchSaves

ResearchSaves invites you to share your experiences with disease and your opinions of animal research. Has animal research saved or improved your life? What new cures are you hoping for? Share your story.