Animal Care and Use Training – Webnet and CITI

General Information

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. UMBC uses two sources of training, on two different training sites. 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 for review.

Questions or issues regarding training? Click this link: Research compliance feedback and reporting research concerns.


WEBNET Occupation Safety Training

First step:

Contact the Office of Research Protections and Compliance ( requesting access to Webnet. Please provide your full name and email. The ORPC will respond to your registration request with your login information within one (1) business day. Your login information will include:
Company ID = umbcecs
Username = first initial + last name
Password = safety

Second step:

  •  Go to: 
  •  Login using the information ORPC will send you
  •  After logging in – Click “Start Training” at top of screen.
  •  Click “Training Topics”
  •  Scroll through the list of topics and select each one of the below (and be sure to turn on your  computer speakers):
UMBC Working Safely with Animals  Part 1
UMBC Working Safely with Animals  Part 2
  •  The ORPC will be electronically notified of your training completion. Your instructor/supervisor, though, may require evidence of training completion. Contact the ORPC for details. 


CITI Program Animal Care and Use Training
  • Click on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Single Sign On (SSO) login link on the CITI Program’s website. You must use your myUMBC login credentials to access the training modules in CITI. Click here for more information.
  • 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” and under “Lab Animal Welfare” choose…

The course that “… provides information about working with the IACUC”  

AND one of the following:

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

  • Once courses selected, click “Submit”
  • Then complete the courses
  • The ORPC will be electronically notified of your training completion. Your instructor/supervisor, though, may require evidence of training completion. Contact the ORPC for details

Additional Training Opportunities
UMBC’s Office of Research Protections and Compliance provides a wide variety of training.  Individuals using animals for the first time or employing unfamiliar techniques are provided on the job training regarding these procedures by the faculty in charge of the animal facility and by the Veterinarian on a regular basis 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.

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

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