The NCI at Frederick Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) is required by Federal Law
to provide training to all individuals working with animals. Prior to working with
live animals, individuals must be listed on an investigator’s approved Animal Study
Proposal and must complete the New Employee Animal Care and Use Introductory Training
Course. Every three years, the ACUC office will notify individuals of their requirement
to take the Refresher Animal Care and Use Training Course. The ACUC will not authorize
approval of Animal Study Proposals until all training requirements have been fulfilled.
Please contact the ACUC Office
(firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Before completing the online introductory or refresher animal care and use training
courses, please review this manual for pertinent details regarding the humane care
and use of animals at the NCI at Frederick. This manual provides contact information,
an overview of the regulations and guidelines governing animal use, professional
organizations involved in biomedical research, the Animal Care and Use Committee
processes and procedures, pain and distress, euthanasia, animal heath and disease,
animal holding and technical support, safety and environmental compliance, as well
as occupational health. Copies of this document can be provided upon request (email@example.com)
This course was designed to provide new employees with a basic overview of issues
pertaining to the care and use of animals at the NCI at Frederick. All individuals
listed on an Animal Study Proposal will be required to have taken this online training
course before approval of the study will be released.
This course was designed to provide employees with updated information on the care
and use of laboratory animals at the NCI at Frederick. Once individuals have completed
the introductory online training course, the Animal Care and Use Committee requires
the completion of this refresher course every three years to keep animal users abreast
of current topics, guidelines, and regulations.