Reminders and Best Practices for Animal Care & Use Program Training

October 29, 2019

Maintaining a comprehensive training and education program is essential to the U-M’s ongoing commitment to sustained excellence and compassion in animal care and use.

To that end, all faculty and staff who work with animals in the conduct of their teaching or research are encouraged to review the following reminders and best practices for Animal Care & Use Program training:

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RETAKE ONLINE TRAINING FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) expanded animal care and use training to include continuing education to ensure that individuals remain knowledgeable of advancements in laboratory animal science and apprised of important updates to the policies and practices of the U-M Animal Care & Use Program.

Eligible research personnel will be prompted to retake Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) animal care and use online training every three years. Please note: this does NOT apply to in-person training workshops, which are completed once.

     
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COMPLETE TRAINING

ULAM animal care and use training is required by the IACUC based on the specific tasks you will perform for the protocol, and as indicated in your animal handling details. You will receive early email alerts prior to the due date for any online training that you must retake.

Log in to MLearning (https://trainingportal.med.umich.edu) to complete the IACUC required online training found in your Learning Plan.

     
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CHECK FOR TRAINING DUE BEFORE SUBMITTING NEW AMENDMENTS AND PROTOCOLS

Principal Investigators and Laboratory Contacts are encouraged to check training due for the protocol prior to submitting a new amendment, protocol, or protocol renewal. This will avoid unnecessary delay(s) in receiving approval from the Animal Care & Use Office for new amendments and protocols.

To check for training due:

  1. Log in to eRAM
  2. In your Protocol Workspace, go to the ‘Training’ tab
  3. Run a report of training currently due for all personnel listed in the protocol.
    Training coming due is found in the Continuing Education section of the report.

Need Additional Assistance?

Please contact the ULAM Training Core at ulam-trainingcore@umich.edu or (734) 763-8039 for further assistance with completing any of the steps outlined above, or if you have additional questions about animal care and use training.