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Many individuals are required to complete training provided by more than one compliance unit, as well as laboratory specific training provided by faculty members or facility supervisors. Individual training requirements vary by field of study.

Find training in the topic areas below:

Animal Care and Use

Mandatory Training
All individuals involved in research or teaching activities that use animals must complete the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) online training module Basic Training Program for Animal Users. The Animal Care and Use Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Program is also mandatory, and all participants must complete the Animal Care and Use Risk Assessment form on this site, which is used to evaluate the possible health risks due to animal exposures and occupational hazards. Depending on the project, participants may be required to follow the Division of Research Safety (DRS) Biological Safety Training.

The portal to access the mandatory programs and forms requires ID authentication. Access is restricted to University of Illinois faculty, students, staff, and authorized guest users. Contact the IACUC or OHS staff to set up a guest account.

The training must be renewed every three years. Risk Assessment Forms must be updated if exposures have changed due to change in research and/or employment.

Participants are strongly encouraged to complete the confidential Health Screening Questionnaire, which will be used to identify potential additional risks. The Animal Care and Use Program medical reviewer will review the form and communicate information directly to the participant.

Contact the IACUC or OHS staff to set up a guest account. For assistance or additional training, contact the IACUC Office at 333-7789 or iacuc@illinois.edu.

Additional Training Opportunities

The following training topics are currently offered upon request through DAR. Training sessions will be scheduled small group sessions or one-on-one as needed.

  • Species Specific Training
    • Handling and Restraint
    • Injection Sites
    • Blood Collection
    • Oral Gavage (Rodents)
    • Animal Identification
  • Anesthetic and Analgesic Training
    • Injectable
    • Inhalant
    • Oral Medications
  • Aseptic Surgical Techniques Training
  • Methods of Euthanasia
  • Policy/Procedural Training
  • Facility User Orientation (mandatory for new research staff)
  • Animal Procurement
  • Animal Health and Reporting
  • Husbandry Equipment – (i.e. Changing Stations, Individual Ventilated Caging units-IVC)

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Conflict of Commitment or Interest

Training, presentations, and sponsor specific requirements are available on the COI section of the website. For assistance or to schedule a departmental training session, contact the OVCR at 333-0034.

Additionally, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity provides a discussion of Conflict of Interest as part of its Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Human Subject Use

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign requires that all faculty, staff, students and researchers listed on a IRB protocol to complete required IRB training. The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects provides guidance and instruction on required training:

Laboratory and Research Safety

The Division of Research Safety (DRS) provides information and training in the areas of:

  • Laboratory Safety
  • Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Material Transport
  • Chemical Safety
  • Radiation Safety
  • Biological Saftey
  • Laser Safety

DRS offers an online Training Checklist to assist with identifying individual safety training needs. Training records and certificates can be searched online

Research Integrity

Educational resources and information about research ethics and integrity are available under the Additional Resources tab. Visit the University of Illinois Ethics and Compliance Office for additional training and requirements. 

Sponsored Programs and Research Admistration

The Office of Sponsored Programs provides presentations and courses designed to offer insight into the world of sponsored programs, including the processes, policies, and procedures related to research administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

If you have questions about requirements, contact the unit that oversees the specific training. Note that the University has a number of additional training requirements not available through this website.

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