One of Animal Resources’ (AR’s) missions is to provide training on demand. There is no charge for obtaining training through AR. Training is available on any topic including sample collection, anesthesia, analgesia, restraint and handling, aseptic surgical techniques, dosing and compound administration, euthanasia techniques, study protocol planning, post-operative care, surgical procedures, humane endpoints, orientation and tours of AR facilities, etc. If AR does not have the expertise needed to provide training for a particular research technique, AR will assist investigators in finding appropriate training. AR does not have mandatory training requirements for non-AR employees. Minimum training requirements are set by the IACUC for individuals working with animals in research and teaching. Individuals should contact the IACUC office for information on IACUC training requirements. Most AR training is conducted in person, but online training is available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) and the AALAS Learning Library.
Please contact Animal Resources (405.744.7631) in order to schedule training.