NCI-Bethesda ACUC - Training and Enrollment
Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU)Training Course and Refresher Course
NIH Policy Manual 3040-2 requires that all personnel who work with animals be adequately trained to perform the tasks that are required by their job. The Manual identifies Principal Investigators and Animal Users as two categories of personnel for whom specific training courses are provided. After the Initial Course is taken the Refresher Course must be completed every three years.
NIH Animal Exposure Surveillance Program(AESP)
The AESP provides relevant health and safety information related to use and care of animals, occupationally indicated immunizations, and clinical evaluation and treatment for animal related injuries or illnesses. Participation is a requirement for all personnel who work in animal facilities and who have significant contact with research animals
or their tissues that have not been treated to assure freedom from pathogens, and others who work in areas where research animals are housed or used. This
shall include, at a minimum, Principal Investigators (PI) and their staff who use animals in their research, and veterinarians and animal care staff members.
To enroll in the AESP contact the Occupational Medical Service at 301-496-4411.
Introduction to Using the Mouse as a Research Model at NCI
This lecture series was designed to provide investigators with pertinent information related
to the use of mouse models in biomedical research at the National Cancer Institute. Contact the LASP office (301-496-5246) about arranging basic hands-on training prior to taking the MOUSE 101 course.
NCI-Bethesda Hands-On Training:
Our staff veterinarians and technicians offer valuable hands-on experience to help investigators, associates, and others to optimize their technical proficiencies in procedures involving animals. Such procedures include basic animal handling, needle injection, blood collection, vascular access, anesthesia, surgery, sterile technique, oral gavage, and euthanasia. Contact LASP-Bethesda’s main office at 301-496-1866 to discuss training opportunities.
NCI-Bethesda Animal Care and Use Committee Member Training
Training for persons appointed to one of NCI's CCR Animal Care and Use Committees.