The University of Arizona

Adding Personnel to an IACUC Protocol

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Use the Personnel Amendment Form to add anyone not already entered into eSirius. (To avoid browser issues when accessing the form, right click on the hyperlink and select “save target as” or “save link as” to save the file directly to your hard drive. After saving, close the web browser and open the saved document.)

Completion of all the animal activity-specific certification and training is required before being listed on a protocol. Protocols cannot be approved until the PI has completed all certification and training.

First time users of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training modules should read the CITI Instruction Page for assistance.

Individuals (faculty, staff, students, volunteers) who will conduct animal activities must be listed on the approved IACUC protocol. In order to add new personnel to a previously-approved protocol, the following actions must be taken.

Certification needed for inclusion on a protocol

  • Working with the IACUC: Investigators, Staff and Students
  • Individual Species modules (mouse, rat, rabbit, frog, bird, etc...)
  • Aseptic Surgery, if the protocol includes survival or non-survival surgery in any animal species
  • General Rodent Surgery Training, if performing survival or non-survival surgery on rats or mice
  • Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats if working with laboratory mice and rats
  • Wildlife Research if working with wild species
  • Risk Assessment Questionnaire (RAQ); additional information concerning the Animal Hazards Program can be found here.
  • Hands on training to perform euthanasia by cervical dislocation or decapitation without anesthesia.
  • Hands on training to perform retro-orbital blood collection.

Surgical Training

A combination of online and hands-on surgical training may be required prior to performing non-survival or survival surgery independently. Direct observation by a UAC veterinarian may be required for individual surgeons and/or new surgical procedures to ensure surgical competency. The details of the Surgical Training Program are listed here. Sign up for the General Rodent Surgical Training here.

The Risk Assessment Questionnaire (RAQ)

The Animal Hazards Program (AHP) is federally mandated and animal researchers must participate in the program. Individuals participate in the AHP by submitting the online RAQ form. Occupational Health reviews the RAQ and the individual or protocol contact may be emailed for additional information. Depending on the animal activities, an individual may require medical surveillance which could include a clinic visit, vaccinations or diagnostic tests.

Training to Perform Euthanasia

 Hands on training to perform euthanasia by cervical dislocation or decapitation without anesthesia may be required, based on the activities required by the protocol. Contact the IACUC office for information.