In addition to the initial training course, the IACUC requires that each investigator offer an annual animal refresher course using the materials on dar.usc.edu on animal care and use at USC to their laboratory staff on an annual basis. A DAR veterinarian is also available, on request, to perform this training instead of the investigator. […]
Has direct contact with live vertebrate animals
Animal Care and Use Training
Course consists of species-specific web courses, audiovisual presentations and self-exams. Training materials are assigned according to the species listed and procedures described in the approved Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) Protocol Synopsis Form on which the ‘trainee’ is listed. Individuals to be trained must also be listed on the applicable IACUC protocol synopsis for […]
Staff training sessions covering topics such as the biology, care, and use in research of common laboratory animal species; disease problems of laboratory animals and updates on health surveillance programs as well as topics related to occupational health and safety.