In accordance with PHS Policy, FIT provides training on animal health and welfare regulations and safety for animal use personnel. The completion of training courses and enrollment in the Animal Contact Program are required prior to IACUC approval.
FIT provides free online animal health and welfare training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Hands-on training is also provided as needed.
|Course Title||Required for:||Recertification required?|
|Working with the IACUC||PIs||Yes, every 3 years|
|Animal-specific courses (Amphibians, Fish, Mice, Nonhuman Primates, Rats, Reptiles, Wildlife, Zebrafish)||PIs, students, staff, volunteers listed on protocols working with the applicable animal group(s)||Yes, every 3 years|
FIT adminsters the Animal Contact Program, which is the occupational health and safety monitoring program for animal use personnel.
Steps for enrollment in the Animal Contact Program:
|Animal Contact Program Handbook||Health Questionnaire (Initial)||Health Questionnaire (Renewal)|