IACUC Training and Health Forms

IACUC Training

All individuals who handle live vertebrate animals under the following conditions must complete online training modules through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).

  1. Graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants participating in courses in which they are required to direct and assist students in laboratory activities utilizing live vertebrate animals.
  2. Graduate and undergraduate students utilizing live vertebrate animals in their independent research activities either in the laboratory or field setting.
  3. Faculty and staff members planning to utilize live vertebrate animals in teaching or research activities and lab animal technicians caring for or maintaining animal facilities.

These individuals must complete the CITI training module “Working with the IACUC”.

Once the required training is completed send a copy to the IACUC chair (IACUC@regiscollege.edu).

The IACUC chair and/or attending veterinarian should be consulted for recommendations of additional training modules needed for the use of specific species. For example, “Working with Rats in Research Settings” or “Working with Mice in Research Settings”.

To access the CITI program, please log in here: https://www.citiprogram.org/.

To register for the first time through Regis College, enter “Regis College” in the “Select Your Organization Affiliation” box. Follow the subsequent prompts to set yourself up as a learner.

Animal Handler Health Forms

All health forms must be completed PRIOR to handling of live animals. All individuals who handle live vertebrate animals under the following conditions must complete Animal Handler Health Documentation and submit this documentation to College Health Services.

  1. Graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants participating in courses in which they are required to direct and assist students in laboratory activities utilizing live vertebrate animals.
  2. Graduate and undergraduate students utilizing live vertebrate animals in their independent research activities either in a laboratory or field setting.
  3. Faculty and staff members planning to utilize live vertebrate animals in teaching or research activities and lab animal technicians caring for or maintaining animal facilities.

Should an injury or illness resulting from animal handling activity occur, you must complete an Animal Handler Health Form – Injury Report.

All forms must be submitted to Regis College Health Services. A copy of the certification page indicating that the handler is able to begin lab work should be forwarded to the IACUC chair digitally (IACUC@regiscollege.edu) in in hard copy.

Regis College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee: IACUC Training and Health Forms