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Initial Mandatory Education

The Animal Welfare Act and the University's PHS Assurance Policy require the institution to ensure that people caring for or using animals in research are qualified to do so. IACUC Document 106 defines the University of Kentucky's plan to ensure compliance with the training requirements for all personnel handling live research animals. The IACUC offers a Training Requirements Checklist to assist you in locating and completing all training resources relevant to animal research and lab work. In addtion to IACUC requirements, Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, and Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest training resources are identified. The checklist is for your own personnel use and retention only and does not need to be submitted to the IACUC.

To comply with these requirements, all personnel who plan to work with animals or are listed on an animal care and use protocol must complete the initial mandatory education before the protocol will be approved and studies can commence. Personnel that do not handle live animals do not need to be listed on the protocol.

The following flowchart will guide you in determining the mandatory training relevant to your work. Please be aware, all personnel listed on the protocol must complete the first three boxes of the flowchart. You may click on the course in the flowchart to access a course presentation or the AALAS Learning Library.


The protocol or the amendment to add personnel must be approved before work with animals can commence.

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Updated 04.03.17 by Jill Esham