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Mandatory Training Requirements - CITI

 

The University of Denver requires all individuals to complete mandatory training who are investigators conducting research involving animals. These training modules must be completed before IACUC approval will be issued for a new project or new personnel are added to a protocol. 

Through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program (www.citiprogram.org), training modules are available for DU faculty, staff and students who is an investigator or key personnel working with animals. In addition to the CITI modules, mandatory training is required through DU's Environmental Health & Safety.

DU recognizes valid CITI training for four (4) years from the completion date.

Mandatory CITI Laboratory Animal welfare  Curriculum
  • Working with the IACUC
  • Laboratory Safety Training (MUST BE COMPLETED ANNUALLY)
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens (MUST BE COMPLETED ANNUALLY)*

- this module is offered through CITI as of 6/1/17 and is named "I work with blood and other potential infectious material." 

PLEASE NOTE:

* This training is only required for investigators conducting research involving Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM)

CITI Animal–Specific Courses

These additional courses will be required depending on the animals involved in the research.

  • Working with Mice in Research Settings
  • Working with Rats in Research Settings
  • Working with Fish in Research Settings
  • Working with Zebrafish (Danio rerio) in Research Settings
  • Minimizing Pain and Distress - if studies have the potential to cause "more than momentary pain and distress"
Animal Vivarium Access
  • Obtaining Vivarium Clearance – contact the Vivarium Director at: 303-871-4345