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Training Requirements when Training is Performed by Research Personnel

Purpose

In order to comply with the government regulations (USDA Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations, PHS Policy, and the Guide for the Care of Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th Edition), the UConn Health’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has implemented a policy implementing a training form for individuals who receive training by the PI/laboratory staff.

Action

1. All individuals who perform research, testing, or training on laboratory animals must be trained on all procedures they will be expected to perform to comply with federal regulations.

2. All training must be documented in a written fashion.

3. If training is performed by the PI or senior laboratory staff members, the PI is responsible for maintaining training records for all procedures for which they train personnel to perform on laboratory animals.

4. All documentation of training must be submitted to the IACUC office when requested. IACUC office personnel must be allowed access to all training documentation records and be allowed to make copies.

Effective Dates:   June 20, 2019 thru June 30, 2022