UCAR requires that you complete training before you can work with animals in the laboratory and/or gain access to the Vivarium. Anyone who enters the vivarium must complete all UCAR required training and must be added to a UCAR protocol.
- Complete the online staff modification form to Add Staff, Faculty, or Students to protocols.
- This form is on SharePoint and can only be filled out by PI or selected lab staff. If you have problems with the link, please contact UCAR (275-1693).
- NOTE: Submitting the online staff modification form is the first step for individuals who will be added to a Principal Investigator's UCAR protocol(s). Investigators and new hires will be notified by email when they have been added to the protocol once ALL UCAR training is completed.
- Animal Resource Orientation
- Facility Tour (SMD, KMRB, or Primate Tour)
- CITI Online Training:
- Investigators, Staff, and Students –Working with an IACUC
- Species-Specific Training (e.g., mouse, rat, gerbil, rabbit, non-human primate, etc.)
- Aseptic Surgery (if performing recovery surgery)
- Reducing Pain & Distress (mice and rats)
- University of Rochester Blackboard Rodent Training:
- MicroIsolator Technology (online then hands-on)
- Rodent Colony Management
- Rodent Euthanasia
- Other Species Training:
- If working with ferrets, review the training materials available in the UCAR Office. Return the training media and remember to submit the completed training documentation form to UCAR.
- If working with monkeys, complete the Primate Safety Training (available in the UCAR Office). Return the training media and submit the completed quiz to UCAR. Contact DCM at (585) 275-2651 to schedule a Primate Tour.
For rodent users after they have been approved and added to a UCAR protocol:
- Rodent Recovery Surgery (aseptic technique) Workshop is required for all new hires who will perform recovery surgery on mice and rats. Contact UCAR@urmc.rochester.edu for additional information on this course.
- Basic rodent handling workshops are required for all new hires who will work with rodents. Mouse Handling Workshops are held once a month. Contact UCAR@urmc.rochester.edu for additional information on this course. DCM conducts the rat handling training and can be contacted by calling 275-2651.
Do not contact UCAR about the workshops until you have received your approval email!
Environmental Health and Safety Training
Online tutorial: Environmental Health and Safety Industrial Hygiene Unit Safety Training (if working in a laboratory)
OLAW Training (Web videos)
- Working Safely with Non-Human Primates
- Working with the Laboratory Dog
- Training in Survival Rodent Surgery