Good Morning: The University Committee on Animal Resources has asked me to send this out.
UCAR adopted the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) on-line program for basic, species specific and surgery training. On January 1, 2010, all new Investigators and staff will be required to complete the CITI courses (www.citiprogram.org), 1) basic training; 2) species specific training; 3) reducing pain and distress (if working with rats and mice) and 4) aseptic Surgery course (if applicable).
The CITI training courses available include:
Investigators, Staff and Students
Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats
Working with Amphibians
Working with Cats
Working with Dogs
Working with Gerbils
Working with Guinea Pigs
Working with Hamsters
Working with Mice
Working with Non-Human Primates
Working with Rabbits
Working with Rats
Working with Swine
The CITI courses can be completed prior to attending Animal Resource Orientation. Animal Orientation, nonhuman primate safety, rodent colony management, MicroIsolator Technology Training, rodent euthanasia and facility tours are still required. If you will be working with ferrets, chickens and non-human primates*, the training materials are available in the UCAR Office. *Personnel who work with non-human primates must complete the CITI and UCAR training courses/material.
Please use the new Modification To Add/Remove Staff Form available at www.urmc.rochester.edu/ucar/forms.htm. Instructions for creating an account and training requirements are available in the UCAR office (x5-1693) or on the website www.urmc.rochester.edu/vivarium/Training.cfm.
All UCAR required training must be completed prior to working with animals in your laboratories and before gaining access to the Vivarium. If you have any questions, contact the UCAR Office (x5-1693).
Administrator and Executive Secretary
University Committee on Animal Resources