Blackboard– Some of LAR’s training has online modules that are required before completing the hands on sessions.
CITI – Syracuse University subscribes to Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, a web-based training program that provides educational content to help the Animal Care and Use program meet training requirements. More infomaton about what specific training each individual is required to complete is available in New PI, New Lab Member , Getting Started, or through the individual lab’s manager or PI.
This following links are hosted by the NIH/OLAW and offer free PDF versions of the regulatory guidance documents that are imperative to keeping our program compliant.
- The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (the Guide)
- The Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy) regulated by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
- U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training
- What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals – OLAW compliance handout
- Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
- ARENA/OLAW IACUC Guidebook – Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook
- AALAS – AALAS is an association of professionals that advances responsible laboratory animal care and use to benefit people and animals.
- AAALAC – AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.
Continuing education resources
The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the most valued providers of continuing education opportunities for the veterinary community. https://www2.vet.cornell.edu/education/continuing-education
We host a broad range of programs ranging from on-site, on-line, major conferences, and month-long immersive programs.
OLAW Online Seminars program is a free webinar series to help Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) and Institutional Officials (IOs) explore their responsibilities in the oversight of PHS-funded research that involves the use of live vertebrate animals.https://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/e-seminars.htm
Although real-time participation is limited to personnel at PHS-Assured institutions, the public is invited to view the recorded versions posted under Education Resources.https://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/educational_resources.htm
continuing education opportunities
a supportive networking environment
recognition of accomplishments through awards
a fun social environment!