Compliance with the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Policy) requires familiarity with each of these documents. Full text documents are available at the links.
AAALAC International - a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) - a membership association of professionals employed around the world in academia, government, and private industry who are dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals, as well as the quality research that leads to scientific gains that benefit people and animals.
AALAS CompMed Open Forum - is a community for the entire AALAS membership to ask questions, exchange knowledge, and share solutions with other laboratory animal science professionals.
AALAS IACUC Central - a comprehensive repository for all things IACUC for institutional animal care and use committee members and staff.
IACUC Guidebook - combines references from OLAW and USDA regulations.
IACUC Training 101 - sponsored by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare and the Applied Research Ethics National Association in conjunction with other partners.
IACUC Handbook - April 2000, Jerald Silverman, Mark A. Suckow, Sreekant Murthy, CRC Press. $59.95
LabAnimal Magazine Resource Page - a category based index of articles for the animal research professional.
LabAnimal Magazine Protocol Review - a monthly column in LabAnimal magazine edited by Jerald Silverman.
NIH Animal Research Advisory Committee Guidelines - The Animal Research Advisory Committee (ARAC), comprised mainly of the Animal Care
Use Committee (ACUC) Chairs, meets monthly to discuss trans-NIH topics, develop trans-IC guidance and policy, and to provide advice to the Institutional Official.
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) - implements the PHS Policy. While OLAW is located organizationally at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, OLAW's responsibility for laboratory animal welfare extends beyond NIH to all PHS supported activities involving animals.
PRIM&R / ARENA Annual Meeting
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) and Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA) annual IACUC meeting.
Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) - composed of research professionals dedicated to balancing animal welfare and excellence in basic and applied scientific inquiry.
USDA Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) - mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, and teaching.
Augusta University is committed to excellence in education and research. To achieve and maintain the highest level of expertise and knowledge in the field, continuing education is essential. The online training programs provide an interactive review of the required training and are available to all individuals who work with or use laboratory animals at Augusta University. Your completion of the modules is documented as proof of compliance.
AU Personnel Affected
The following Augusta University personnel must complete the required training in the care and use of animals in research and instruction if they have contact with any living vertebrate animals:
In addition, sufficiently detailed information on the experience and training of each individual involved must be included on the IACUC-approved protocol before any hands-on work may be done.
The Modules listed below must be taken before you will be approved to work with animals:
New personnel should follow the steps outlined on the appropriate Access & Clearance page to complete this training.