IACUC Approves New Training Requirements

February 14, 2017

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) recently approved several changes to training requirements. These requirements apply to all new personnel added to protocol as well as any existing personnel listed on a protocol that is being amended or reviewed.

As a reminder, training is assigned based on an individual's animal handling details as outlined by the Principal Investigator (PI) in the animal use protocol.

What is Changing

Beginning Tuesday, February 28, 2017:

  • All personnel using fish, amphibian, reptile, USDA rodent species, and wildlife as part of their animal models will be required to complete an “Introduction to Species” online module prior to being approved to protocol.
     
  • All personnel performing rodent and non-rodent mammalian recovery surgery will be required to complete an “Introduction to Surgery” online module prior to being approved to protocol.
     
  • All personnel handling rodents administered hazardous substances will be required to complete a “Hazard Containment” procedures workshop within 60 days after approval to protocol.

Detailed Course Changes

A. Individuals Handling Species

In addition to the current standing IACUC training requirements, these new requirements will take effect on February 28, 2017:

CURRENT IACUC TRAINING REQUIREMENTS ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS PER AUDIENCE
  • ULAM-10110 Introduction to Mice and Rats (online)
  • ULAM-10200 Introduction to Laboratory Dog (online)
  • ULAM-10300 Introduction to Laboratory Cat (online)
  • ULAM-10600 Introduction to Laboratory Sheep (online)
  • ULAM-10700 Introduction to Laboratory Guinea Pig (online)
  • ULAM-10800 Introduction to Laboratory Rabbit (online)
  • ULAM-10900 Introduction to NHP & Zoonoses (online)
  • ULAM-11100 Introduction to Laboratory Hamster (online)
  • ULAM-11200 Introduction to Laboratory Ferret (online)
  • ULAM-11400 Introduction to Laboratory Swine (online)
  • ULAM-11500 Introduction to Laboratory Chicken (online)
  • ULAM-10400 Introduction to Laboratory Fish (online)
    • Now required for personnel handling fish species
  • ULAM-10500 Introduction to Laboratory Amphibian (online)
    • Now required for personnel handling amphibian species
  • ULAM-11300 Introduction to Laboratory Reptile (online)
    • Now required for personnel handling reptile species
  • ULAM-12300 Introduction to USDA Rodent Species (online)
    • Now required for personnel handling rodent species NOT included in list on left (chinchilla, cotton rat, degu, gerbil, vole, or woodchuck)
  • ULAM-12500 Introduction to Wildlife (online)
    • Now required for field research personnel


 

B. Individuals Performing or Assisting with Recovery Surgery

In addition to the current standing IACUC training requirements, these new requirements will take effect on February 28, 2017:

CURRENT IACUC TRAINING REQUIREMENTS ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS PER AUDIENCE
  • ULAM-10120 Rodent Survival Surgery (online)
    • Required for personnel performing recovery surgery in mice or rats
  • ULAM-10120 Rodent Survival Surgery (online)
    • Requirement expanded to include additional rodent species (chinchilla, cotton rat, degu, gerbil, guinea pig, hamster, vole, or woodchuck)
  • ULAM-11771 Non-Rodent Mammalian Survival Surgery (online)
    • NEW: Required for personnel handling non-rodent species and performing recovery surgery (examples include cat, dog, macaque, rabbit, or sheep)

 

C. Individuals Working with Hazards in Animals

In addition to the current standing IACUC training requirements, these new requirements will take effect on February 28, 2017:

CURRENT IACUC TRAINING REQUIREMENTS ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS PER AUDIENCE
  • ULAM-10500 Hazard Containment Part 1 (online)
    • Required for all personnel handling hazards
  • ULAM-10055 ULAM Hazard Containment for Rodents Part 2 (workshop)
    • Now required for personnel handling rodents administered hazardous substances

 

Log in to MLearning: https://trainingportal.med.umich.edu to complete the training. Courses can be found in your Learning Plan. Please allow 30-60 minutes for completion. Additional MLearning instructions are available here.

You are encouraged to complete this training as soon as possible. Training completion will be checked by the Animal Care & Use Office when new protocols or protocol amendments are approved, and at protocol renewal.

For assistance with amending your protocol, please contact the ACU Office at acuoffice@umich.edu or (734) 763-8028. Questions about animal care and use training should be directed to the ULAM Training Core at ulam-trainingcore@umich.edu or (734) 763-8039.