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 the 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. 

Faculty, students, and staff may NOT participate in animal research involving live animals UNTIL all required training has been required.  Below are step by step instructions on how to complete all required training.  Please be sure to complete the instructions below in CONSECUTIVE ORDER.   

  1. You MUST be medically cleared to participate in IACUC training by the Occupational Health Service Department of EINSTEIN.  For further instructions on how to obtain medical clearance you MUST contact your Department Administrator, as medical clearance is contingent upon the "Animal Handler Questionnaire" form completed by the Department Administrator.
  2. Complete ALL required CITI online training modules pertinent to the animal research you will be performing at Einstein.  For instruction on how to complete CITI online training and required online training modules, visit CITI Online Training Module.
  3. Submit a modification to add personnel OR animal use protocol in which your name is listed to the IACUC office.  Go to IACUC Forms to download the appropriate form.
  4. Complete ALL required face to face training.  The IACUC office will register you for face to face training once items 1-3 (above) have been addressed/completed.  For a list of all required face to face training sessions and dates for upcoming face to face training sessions visit Required Face to Face Training.
  5. Complete a brief tour of the animal facility.  You will automatically be sent an invitation (with instructions) to arrange a tour, ONLY AFTER items 1-4 (above) have been addressed/completed.
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