Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Face to Face Training

In order to participate in the face to face training sessions YOU MUST have completed certain CITI Animal Research Module.  Below you will find a list of CITI online training required to participate in each of the face to face training sessions.  In order to receive a certificate for having participated a face to face training session, the IACUC office should have received a protocol and/or a modification that lists you as personnel.  You may not handle live animals in the laboratory or the animal facility until you have receive an e-mail from the IACUC office indicating that you have been approved as personnel.  

Training Session #1 - New Users Orientation to Research Animal Use at Einstein: Mandatory for All

CITI online training modules require:

  • Working with the IACUC: Investigators, Staff and Students
  • If handling fish, Fish Module, if handling Zebra Fish, Zebra fish module, and if handling frogs, - Amphibian module

Training Session #2 - Was Orientation to Barrier Maintained Rodents.  This training session no longer exists.  Instead once you have completed all online and face to face training, you will be receive an invitation to take a tour of the animal facility.  This if the final step of training.

Training Session #3 - Sterile Survival Surgery for Rodents - Principles & Practices Hands-On: Mandatory if Performing Rodent Survival Surgery (You MUST participate in hands-on portion of training session)

CITI online training modules required:

  • Modules related to specific rodent that trainee will handle in the laboratory,
  • Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats, and
  • Aseptic Surgery 

Training Session #4- Safe and Humane Rodent Handling, Anesthesia, Analgesia and Euthanasia Hands-On: Mandatory for All Handling Rodents (You MUST participate in hands-on portion of training)

CITI online training modules required: 

  • Modules related to specific rodent trainee will handle in the laboratory 

Training Session #5 - Sterile Survival Surgery for Non-Rodent Species Hands-On: Mandatory for All Performing Survival Surgery on Non-Rodent Species (You MUST participate in hands-on portion of training)

CITI online training modules required:

  • Modules related to specific rodent that trainee will handle in the laboratory,
  • Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats, and
  • Aseptic Surgery

In addition to the above noted face to face training sessions, the training sessions listed below are offered on an as per need basis:   

  • How to Write Your Animal Use Protocol for Speedy Approval
  • Animal Necropsy Techniques - The purpose is to help researchers to identify tissues and organs and how to appropriately handle those tissues for their research.

If you are interested in either training session, have any other training needs, or wish individualized training to utilize a specific technique in animals not covered in the above noted training session, please contact the IACUC Education Subcommittee at 718.839.7145.

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