Online Animal Care and Use Ethics Training Now Available

Posted on 4/17/2014 10:37:51 AM

The IUP Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is pleased to announce that online Animal Care and Use (ACU) training is now available to the IUP community, via IUP’s contract with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative.

This training is being made available to the IUP community free of charge in order to meet the IACUC’s responsibilities in providing user training and to enable IUP personnel to maintain the highest ethical standards in their uses of animals for teaching, research, and outreach.

ACU training is recommended for any faculty, staff, or student that utilizes vertebrate animals in their endeavors. General ACU training courses are available for faculty researchers, student researchers, and field researchers (those working with wild animals). In addition, a number of specialized training courses are available for individuals working with select model species or performing particular biomedical techniques involving animals. Users will receive a completion certificate for any ACU courses they complete successfully.

The IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research has made available additional online resourcesthat will assist IUP personnel in obtaining and completing the training. 

IUP’s IACUC can be found online. Questions or concerns? E-mail us at