Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Face to Face Training

Prior to participating in the face to face training, YOU MUST have completed certain CITI online training module(s).  Below is a list CITI online training modules required to participate in each of the face to face training session.  Please note that YOU MAY NOT participate in any research involving live animals until you receive an email from the IACUC office confirming that you have been approved as personnel.

Training Session #1: 

“New Users Orientation to Research Animal Use at Einstein” 

Mandatory for All 

CITI online training modules required: 

1) Working with the IACUC: Investigators, Staff and Students 

2) If handling fish, Fish Module, if handling Zebra Fish, Zebra fish module, and if handling frogs, - Amphibian module 

Training Session #2: Previously “Orientation to Barrier Maintained Rodents”.  Has been replaced by walk through animal facility with IAS Facility Supervisor.  Invitations for walk through are sent once all face to face training and online training is completed and IACUC has received protocol or modification listing personnel. 

Training Session #4: 

“Safe and Humane Rodent Handling, Anesthesia, Analgesia and Euthanasia Hands-On” 

Mandatory for All Handling Rodents  

(You MUST participate in hands-on portion of training) 

CITI online training modules required:  

1) Modules related to specific rodent trainee will handle in the laboratory  

If you will be performing survival surgery, you must also complete one of the following training sessions: 

Prior to attending Training Session #3, you MUST have completed Training Session #4.  If you have not completed training 4, you will NOT be allowed to participate in Training Session #3.   

Training Session #3: 

“Sterile Survival Surgery for Rodents - Principles & Practices Hands-On” 

Mandatory if Performing Rodent Survival Surgery (You MUST participate in hands-on portion of training session) 

CITI online training modules required:  

1) Modules related to specific rodent that trainee will handle in the laboratory,  

2) Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats  

3) Aseptic Surgery  

 

The day of the training session, in addition to CITI completion reports, YOU MUST provide the Trainer with a copy of the certificate of completion for Training Session #4.  If you do not provide the Trainer with a copy of the certificate of completion for Training Session #4, you will NOT  be allowed to participate in the training session and your PI will be charged a $25.00 non-attendance fee.  

  

Training Session #5:  

“Sterile Survival Surgery for Non-Rodent Species Hands-On” 

Mandatory for All Performing Survival Surgery on Non-Rodent Species  

(You MUST participate in hands-on portion of training) 

CITI online training modules required: 

1) Modules related to specific rodent that trainee will handle in the laboratory,  

2) Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats, and  

3) Aseptic Surgery 

To schedule this training session, please send an email to: Dr. Sunder Shrestha, Animal Welfare Officer.

In addition to the above noted face to face training sessions, the training sessions listed below are offered on an as per need basis:     

  • How to Write Your Animal Use Protocol for Speedy Approval
  • Animal Necropsy Techniques - The purpose is to help researchers to identify tissues and organs and how to appropriately handle those tissues for their research.

If you are interested in either training session, have any other training needs, or wish individualized training to utilize a specific technique in animals not covered in the above noted training session, please contact the IACUC Education Subcommittee at 718.839.7145. 

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