IACUC Animal Use Training

Initial IACUC Training is a requirement for everyone working with live vertebrate animals at the University at Albany in accordance with the policies and guidelines set forth in the “Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” (PHS 1986), the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” (ILAR 2011), the USDA Animal Welfare Regulations (CFR 1985) and the “Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching"

Retraining is required for animal users on a triennial basis (once every three years).

University at Albany offers research ethics and compliance training to faculty, staff and students through the online CITI Training Program.

Animal Use Training Requirements

Principal Investigators and Key Personnel MUST complete the following CITI course:

IACUC Basic Course:

  • IACUC: Animal Care and Use (Investigators)

In addition, you must ALSO COMPLETE the appropriate and relevant SPECIALIZED COURSE(S) below, based on the animal use activities described in your IACUC animal use protocol:

Use of MICE

  • IACUC: Working with Mice
  • IACUC: Reducing Pain and Distress in Mice and Rats
  • IACUC: Post-Procedure Care of Mice and Rats

Use of RATS

  • IACUC: Working with Rats
  • IACUC: Reducing Pain and Distress in Mice and Rats
  • IACUC: Post-Procedure Care of Mice and Rats

Use of AMPHIBIANS

  • IACUC: Working with Amphibians

Use of HAMSTERS

  • IACUC: Working with Hamsters

Field Studies/Wildlife Research

  • IACUC: Wildlife Research

CITI Training Registration and Curriculum Setup Instructions

To register for a new CITI Training account (if you have an existing account that's affiliated with another organization, skip to next section):

  1. Go to www.citiprogram.org and click Register to create an account.
  2. Under Select Your Organization Affiliation, in the Search for Organization box, enter: SUNY - University at Albany.
  3. Follow the registration instructions, entering your University at Albany email address in the required field. You will have the option to add a second email address. Upon completing registration, you will be directed to the Main Menu/My Courses page.

To affiliate an existing CITI Training account with the University at Albany:

  1. Go to www.citiprogram.org to log in to your account.
  2. From Main Menu/My Courses page, at the bottom of the page, click Affiliate with Another Institution.
  3. Under Select Your Organization Affiliation, in the Search for Organization box, enter: SUNY - University at Albany.
  4. Follow the registration instructions, entering your University at Albany email address in the required field. You will have the option to add a second email address. Upon completing registration, you will be directed to the Main Menu/My Courses page.

To add courses to your CITI Training curriculum:

  1. From Main Menu/My Courses page, under the heading My Learner Tools for SUNY - University at Albany, click Add a Course.
  2. Answer the setup questionnaire to select the course(s) you require.
  3. Click Submit. The selected course(s) will now appear in your course list on the Main Menu/My Courses page.
  4. Click on the course name to begin the course.
  5. Save copies of your course completion records as documentation of your training(s).

For assistance, please contact:

Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance
Phone: (518) 437-3850
Email: [email protected]