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Faculty Handbook: Educational Training in Animal Research

Policy Statement

For Investigators and Sponsors

Educational training in animal care and use is required for all researchers and faculty sponsors in projects with vertebrate and non-vertebrate animals.  Evidence of completed training must be submitted with the research application to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Training requirements will adhere to current standards and regulations disseminated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Public Health Service (PHS).  In addition, specific species training and training related to the specific research protocol is required by the University.  Training resources will be identified by the Assistant Vice President for Research and made accessible to all investigators.

For IACUC Members and IACUC Administrative Personnel

Educational training in animal research is required for members and administrative personnel of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).  Training will be completed prior to the beginning of the appointment and annually. Training requirements will adhere to current standards and regulations disseminated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Public Health Service (PHS).   Training resources will be identified by the Assistant Vice President for Research and made accessible to all members and administrators.

Approved by the President of the University 2009


Mary T. Gardier Paterson, Esquire | Secretary of the University | paterson@marywood.edu