Animal Welfare Act

Required Certification of Research Personnel

Section 2.32 of the Animal Welfare Act, states:

(a) It shall be the responsibility of the research facility to ensure that all scientists, research technicians, animal technicians, and other personnel involved in animal care, treatment, and use are qualified to perform their duties. This responsibility shall be fulfilled in part through the provision of training and instruction to those personnel.

(b) Training and instruction shall be made available, and the qualifications of personnel reviewed, with sufficient frequency to fulfill the research facilities responsibilities under this section and section 2.31 ("Animal Care and Use Committee," which is required to ensure the appropriate training and qualifications of personnel conducting procedures).

Certification of all personnel participating in an animal study is required for continued IACUC approval.

Certification may be obtained by completing the Emory University training course on the Care And Use of Animals, available on the AALAS Learning Library website, or through courses offered by the Division of Animal Resources. Names of those who complete each training module will be forwarded to IACUC.

TO FACILITATE THE IACUC REVIEW PROCESS ALL PERSONNEL SHOULD COMPLETE THE NECESSARY TRAINING COURSES PRIOR TO SUBMISSION OF A PROPOSAL