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Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Training

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Policy on Training

To ensure compliance with the USDA Animal Welfare Act and the recommendations of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals the University of Louisiana at Lafayette requires that all faculty and staff utilizing live animals in research participate in an online animal welfare training program.

Members of the research faculty and staff include but are not limited to:

  • faculty proposing research to take place on the main campus
  • faculty proposing research to take place at NIRC
  • faculty proposing research to take place in field type studies
  • graduate students
  • study technicians or coordinators
  • behavioral coordinators
  • animal resources personnel directly named in study activity
  • veterinarians
  • quality assurance personnel
  • members of the UL Lafayette IACUC
  • investigators outside of the University involved in research at a campus facility

If you are submitting an Animal Procedure Statement (APS), you must complete on-line training in Animal Welfare and have a certificate of completion on file with the UL Lafayette IACUC.

Approval of your APS is contingent upon completion of Animal Welfare training. All personnel listed on the APS must also complete the training.

Online Training Program

We provide free online training to everyone caring for, treating or using animals in their research via the

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

New CITI users can use the "Log in Through My Institution" link on the CITI webpage.

To find your organization, start typing "University of Louisiana at Lafayette" and select it from the pop up list.

Use your UL Lafayette, sign on credentials.

When choosing the courses  to take.  Please select "Animal Care and Use/Animal Welfare Training for Researchers" and the course that applies to your selected species.

Note - you can add courses later by clicking the  "Add a course" button at the bottom of the main menu page once logged in.

Additional optional specific topic modules, will be available in some courses.

Persons being funded by grants from NSF and NIH are required to select a Responsible Conduct of Research course also.

For additional information visit the IACUC Resources page.

Note: All personnel working at the New Iberia Research Center must attend additional required annual training sessions.