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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) - Training Requirements


Online CITI IACUC training will be provided to all scientists, research technicians, animal technicians, and other personnel involved in live vertebrate animal care, treatment, and use conforming to those requirements outlined in 9CFR2.32.  The committee and each investigator will assure that personnel are qualified to perform their specific duties.  The training and instruction will be made available, and the qualifications of personnel reviewed, with sufficient frequency to fulfill TAMIU’s responsibility as specified in 9CFR Subpart A and as specified in the TAMIU IACUC Policy and Procedures manual. 

Currently Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is not mandatory unless working on a federally funded project.  RCR training is required every four years or once per level (ie. once as an undergraduate, once as a master's student etc.).  All trainings may be completed over multiple sessions. 


Initial IACUC training takes about 3 hours and a refresher course is required every 3 years. 

Contact Celeste Kidd for registration assistance,, 326-3028.


     I.  Guide to the IACUC Application Process - Researchers Start Here

    II.  IACUC Forms, Guidelines/Regulations and Useful Links

   III.  Training - Required

   IV.  IACUC Members

    V.  Frequently Asked Questions

   VI.  IACUC Letter of Assurance

 VII.  Classroom Research Guidelines

VIII.  Reporting Animal Mistreatment 

IX.  TAMIU IACUC Policy and Procedures Manual (available from IACUC Chair)


If you have questions, please contact the IACUC Chair, Dr. Roberto Heredia, (, CH 205B, 956-326-2637)        


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