Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Training For Investigators, Students & Staff

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), a federally mandated committee, oversees all aspects of the institution’s animal care and use program, facilities and procedures. One of many regulatory charges of the IACUC includes overseeing training of faculty, students and staff of Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) on the use of experimental animals. 

Prior to being approved to participate in animal research at Einstein, ALL faculty, students and staff must complete training that consists of the following related to the specific experiments they will be performing: 

  1. CITI online training modules (link to info, but not how to log on and register). 
  2. Face to face training.   
  3. Participate in a brief tour of one of the four animal facilities.  You will be sent an invitation by email from the IACUC office once you have completed 1 and 2 above.    

However, in order to register to training, you MUST have: 

  1. been medically cleared by Einstein’s Occupational Health Services (link to their page),  
  2. submitted the proper documentation (either an animal use protocol OR a modification to add personnel – link to forms) to the IACUC office by email (link to email), and  
  3. completed all required CITI online training modules required for the specific face to face training session you would like to participate in. 

If you are interested in participating in face to face training, please send an email to iacuc@einstein.yu.edu and you will be provided with additional information that will allow you to register for training. 

 

In addition, to the above described training, you may be interested in visiting the links below:

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