All research personnel and Division of Laboratory Animal Services personnel must successfully complete the following steps before they will be authorized to work with animals or enter any area where animals are housed or used at Augusta University.

The Principal Investigator, Business Manager, or Lab Manager must complete this step for each person exposed to your animals.

Submit an Animal User Access Request to:

  • request addition of new personnel to the eSirius animal care and use database;
  • authorize user access to the eSirius animal care and use database (optional);
  • authorize user access to the vivarium (optional).

Once the request is received, the IACUC office must add new personnel to the eSirius contact database before a PI can add them to a protocol; the PI will be notified once the contact has been created. Requests that do not include specific building code and room numbers will not be cleared for vivarium access.

All research personnel and DLAS personnel must complete this step.

Submit the Occupational Health Risk Assessment. This tool evaluates your exposure risks and determines if a medical evaluation is required prior to clearance. Once the risk  assessment has been reviewed, those who require a medical evaluation will receive scheduling instructions by email.

All research personnel and LAS personnel must complete this step.

Complete the LATA Training Modules:

  • Six (6) General Modules;
  • Species Specific Module(s) for each animal species you will work with.

Research personnel must complete additional training, based on the content of the Animal User Protocol(s) they are listed on.

When Protocol Contains: Required Training:
BIOHAZARDS ABSL2 Vivarium Training
CHEMICAL HAZARDS Chemical Hazard Use in ABSL1 Vivarium Training

Once Steps 1-5 have been completed and Occupational Health clearance is confirmed, rodent users will receive a confirmation email containing a link to sign up for required Facility Orientation and Practical Training.  If you are consistently unable to make scheduled times for this training, contact