The University of Arizona

Adding Personnel to an IACUC Protocol

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Download and email this form to add new personnel to an approved OR pending protocol: Personnel Amendment Form

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.

Individuals (faculty, staff, students, volunteers) who will conduct animal activities must be listed on the approved IACUC protocol.

Certification needed for inclusion on a protocol

  • CITI coursework: Contact the IACUC office for the courses needed for a specific protocol. First time users of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training modules should read the CITI Instruction Page for assistance.
  • General Rodent Surgery Training, if performing survival or non-survival surgery on rats or mice
  • 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 (excludes altricial rodents <7 days of age). Email UAC to schedule:
  • Hands on training to perform retro-orbital blood collection or injection. Email UAC to schedule:

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.