DePaul University Research Services > Research Protections > Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) > Training > Required for IACUC Members
All IACUC members and Office of Research Services staff assigned to duties supporting the IACUC must complete basic initial IACUC/Animal research training and continuing education every three years.
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IACUC members and Office of Research Services staff are required to register for “Essentials for IACUC Members" course, the “Working with the IACUC” course, and "Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM)" course under Animal Care and Use Courses. The following courses will be selected and added to the individual’s course list.
The specific modules found in Basic Initial IACUC/Animal research training course called "Working with the IACUC" that must be completed are:
The specific modules found in Basic Initial IACUC/Animal research training course called “Essentials for IACUC Members” that must be completed are:
The Post-Approval Monitoring training course must be completed.
DePaul requires that all individuals involved in the animal care and use program complete continuing education. Personnel must complete a minimum of 1 contact hour of continuing training/education every 3 years after initial training. For example, if you complete initial training on 12/1/12 you will be required to take continuing education prior to 12/1/15. The goal of continuing education is to keep research personnel current in their knowledge and to ensure personnel is informed of changes to PHS policy, the Animal Welfare Regulations, and DePaul policy and procedures.
IACUC members will complete continuing education by attending meetings and participating in the educational sessions provided at each meeting. Additionally, IACUC members may complete additional continuing education by any of the following methods: