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All faculty, students, and staff using or planning to use live vertebrate animals in research and/or teaching are required to complete a three part training program. Specialized online training is also available for individuals via the AALAS Learning Library at the discretion of IACUC or faculty supervisors.

COVID-19 Response
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COVID 19: 19-Mar-2020

We are waiving the requirement for attending an orientation session until the situation has resolved.

We are working on an online draft version of the orientation, but that will not be ready until after Spring Break. After that is ready, we will work on some sort of assessment (quiz) for people to demonstrate they watched the videos so that we can record the completion in our database.


Part 1: CITI Online Training -

CITI Account Creation

CITI Login

This must be completed prior to interacting with any regulated animals in association with Miami if the person(s) is acting without direct supervision (see below) and presence of someone approved to supervise such activity. *

Part 2: Miami Program Orientation -

Orientation Registration

In person orientations are conducted quarterly. Students and staff who will intereact with animals without supervision must attend a session within a reasonable amount of time (~6 months). *

Part 3: Faculty Approval -

Either as the PI or Faculty Advisor on protocols, a faculty member through the application, review, and approval process is responsible for assuring the appropriate training relative to the assigned tasks of persons named on the application. This component of the training is the most important aspect of the training associated with the Miami Animal Care Program.

AALAS Learning Library Specialized Training -  
Online training for most activities by Miami personnel is adequately covered by the CITI program. The online program available from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) has modules for providing specialized training. IACUC, faculty supervisors, or the attending veterinarian may require certain researchers to complete specialized training. If directed to do so, please contact the Research Integrity offfice for obtaining an account at

* “Supervisors” must be listed on an approved protocol. "Direct supervision" means a person trained in the activities is present and able to oversee the animal interactions. For classes, a faculty member or teaching assistant can provide the expertise necessary to assure the proper handling and care of animals by the students. For research, short-term temporary assistants can be supervised by persons listed on the protocol approved for the activity. The PI on the protocol must be aware and approve of the use of persons who have not completed formal training.




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