All investigators and key personnel who participate in the design and/or the conduct of animal use research must be appropriately trained in the care and humane use of animal subjects.
All personnel must complete the below highlighted modules before the IACUC provides approval for a new protocol or amendment. Or before new personal are added to a protocol in KUALI. UMBC Department of Research Protection uses CITI for all its training concerning animal protocols. Follow instructions below For more information, general UMBC animal care and use information can be found on the UMBC IACUC Page. UMBC may accept evidence of training (e.g. certificate of completion) from another institution. Please forward these documents to email@example.com for review.
Questions or issues regarding training? Click this link: Research compliance feedback and reporting research concerns.
- CITI Program Animal Care and Use TrainingIMPORTANT NOTE: ALL ANIMAL CARE AND USE TRAINING MUST BE REPEATED EVERY 3 YEARS
- Using your UMBC login credentials, click on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Single Sign On (SSO) login link on the CITI Program’s website.
- Persons with a current CITI login will be directed to their current CITI course list.
- If you do not have a current CITI login, you will see this screen. Click on the appropriate link and follow the below instructions
- Click on Register link in top right.
- Set up an account for yourself – in “Select Your Organization Affiliation” section, make sure to select “University of Maryland, Baltimore County” by typing it in box. Then follow the rest of the instructions to create your account.
- When asked “Which courses do you plan to take” …
- Scroll to “Question #2” under “Lab Animal Welfare Courses” and choose the courses below:
The course that states“ This course provides information about working with the IACUC, understanding procedures, reviewing Federal mandates, etc. “AND one of the applicable species modules depending on involvement in animal research:
I am involved in studies that have the potential to cause “more than momentary pain and distress” in mice or rats.
I work with frogs, toads or other amphibians.
I work with mice.
I work with rats.
I work with zerbafish.
I work with wildlife in the field or in captivity
PIs and laboratory personnel who conduct animal research with biohazardous or biosafety related materials are also required to take biosafety training. In addition to Question #2, scroll to “Question #6” and under “Biosafety/Biosecurity Course” and choose the courses below. All courses can be selected at the same time of CITI registration:
Biosafety Complete Training
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens- Year 2 & 3 of the IACUC Protocol
- Hazard Communication (including the UMBC supplemental module)Animal Biosafety
IACUC Committee Members
If you are an IACUC member and a PI, you will have completed some of the above courses. As a committee member, additional training is required. Scroll to “Question #2” under “Lab Animal Welfare Courses”, then Question #9 “IACUC Protocol Review” and choose:
Essentials for IACUC Members
The IACUC Protocol Review course
- Once courses selected, click “Submit”
- Then complete the courses
Your CITI training record is automatically fed into the Kuali IRB protocol record. Once the initial training period has ended, CITI will provide instruction to renew training modules with a refresher course.
- You must pass all courses with a minimum score of 80 percent.
Additional Training Opportunities
Individuals using animals for the first time or employing unfamiliar techniques are provided on the job training by principal investigators regarding these procedures and/or by the Attending Veterinarian by request or during his/her regular visits.
Additional training materials are available from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Program of Comparative Medicine, Veterinary Resources are available for animal facility staff and faculty, students, and technicians to use for further training and educational opportunities. ORPC will obtain and make available these materials at any time upon request.
UMBC’s Office of Research Protections and Compliance provides a wide variety of training. ORPC has presented to departments, labs and administrative groups on campus. We would be more than happy to meet with you or your unit. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.