Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)


St. Cloud State University uses the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) to provide the online training component for various learner groups.

  • New CITI User: Register
  • Existing CITI User: Log In
    • Add the Lab Animals course to your trainings
    • Select the appropriate learner group
    • Complete the required modules
    • Save a copy of your completion certificate

NOTE: There is no charge for taking this course if you are a current St. Cloud State student or employee and you register with your campus email.

Training Requirements by Learner Group

All principal investigator (PI) or co-investigators are required to complete IACUC training. A PI or co-PI is an individual responsible for the study and various tasks related to research studies involving animal subjects. Investigators can include faculty, staff, or students.

Learner Group CITI Training Required
IACUC Members Complete IACUC - Members training within sixty days of appointment to the committee and at least prior to providing guidance or voting on animal use protocols.
Faculty or staff serving as principal or co-investigators Complete IACUC - Faculty Submitting Protocols training prior to the submission of the IACUC protocol.
Students serving as principal or co-investigators Dependent upon the student's status with the university, complete one of the base learning courses:
  • IACUC – Graduate Student Researchers
  • IACUC – Undergraduate Student Researchers
  • IACUC – Vivarium Workers
  • IACUC – Students in Class
Your faculty instructor or adviser may require completion of additional elective modules as appropriate for your potential involvement with animals.


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.


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