For principal investigators, IACUC - Faculty Submitting Protocols training must be completed prior to the submission of the IACUC protocol. Committee members must complete the IACUC - Members training within sixty days of appointment to the committee and at least prior to providing guidance or voting on animal use protocols.
Students are required to complete one of the base learning courses noted below, dependent upon the student's status with the university. (i.e. graduate students would take the IACUC - Graduate Student Researchers course). Your faculty instructor or adviser may require completion of additional elective modules as appropriate for your potential involvement with animals. If you haven't completed the base learning course plus any additional modules required, you cannot participate in the use of animals for your class or research.
If you are an existing user, log into your account and click on Add a Course or Update Your Learner Groups for St. Cloud State University to view all courses available. Select your appropriate level of training.
Follow these steps to register for your IACUC training program from CITI. Under Create an Account, click on Register. Select Your Organization Affiliation by querying for the word Cloud and St. Cloud State University should appear in the drop down list. Note there should not be a charge to take this training as SCSU covers the annual fee. Then click on Add a Course or Update Your Learner Groups for St. Cloud State University to view all courses available. Select your appropriate level of training.
Consistent with the Animal Welfare Act, St. Cloud State University registers as a research facility through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). APHIS provides leadership for determining standards of humane care and treatment of animals. APHIS implements those standards and achieves compliance through inspection, education and cooperative efforts. For more information, visit their website: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/index.shtml.
St. Cloud State University utilizes the CITI Program to provide online training for the various learner groups. In coordination with Academic Affairs, the IACUC has determined specific learner groups; in addition, faculty can require additional elective modules for their students as they deem appropriate in the humane care and use of animals.