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Animal Researcher Training Checklist

In accordance with the Animal Welfare Regulations, Public Health Service Policy, and as outlined in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, all personnel conducting research involving animals at the University of California, Santa Barbara and its satellite facilities must be appropriately trained and qualified to perform procedures described in each protocol. Below is a checklist to assist animal researchers with completing their requisite training and gain access to campus animal facilities.

All necessary training must be completed prior to performing any work with animals. All Researchers Must Print and Return this Form to the IACUC Office.

Mandatory training for all new animal users:

  1. Prior to beginning training, email the IACUC office, with your name, the name of your Principal Investigator (PI), and the protocol(s) you will be working on. (Please note that only Faculty Members or Professional Researchers can be Principal Investigators, not Post-Doctoral Fellows or Graduate Students).
  2. Log on to the external web-based training program, Citiprogram at Complete your required training courses according to the following Sections (Complete the steps in EITHER Sections 1 or 2):

Upon completion of the mandatory training, return this form to the IACUC Office along with a completed Occupational Health and Safety Form sealed in an envelope. Please contact the IACUC Office at 805-893-5855 or via email at to set-up an appointment to drop off your forms.
Please note that work on most animal protocols requires additional specialized training, for example:

• Before working in the Animal Resource Center vivarium (Bio2 or Psychology), you must complete a Facility Orientation.

If you will be performing survival surgery on rodents (i.e. rats or mice), you must attend a Basic Aseptic Surgical Technique Training workshop with the Attending Veterinarian (AV) and you must successfully complete a proficiency assessment with the AV before you can perform surgical procedures without the assistance and supervision of the surgical trainer or AV.

If you will need training on animal procedures, contact the Animal Resource Center at 805-893-2333.


***All researchers working with vertebrate animals must complete a mandatory training for re-authorization every three years:

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