Training - New Personnel

Instructions for New Animal Users - CMR NB/P

Orientation Training
New employees – you are able access eIACUC ( using your NetID and Rutgers Password – faculty and staff are already in the system. 

Students - log in once to register, using your NetID and password.

Steps for training are:

  1. Complete the online “Orientation to Animal Care and Use at Rutgers” module, found on the eIACUC website under eIACUC Home: Orientation Training link.
    1. Download the Vivarium Access Form at the end of the training, which has all of the below training information. Use this form to log completed trainings and provide to the facility supervisor when completed.
  2. Attend an in-person facility orientation class. These are scheduled regularly. For the current schedule please contact the New Brunswick/Piscataway Training Coordinator at
  3. Have your name added to the protocol(s) you will work on.
  4. Complete and submit an occupational health form.
    1. For RBHS and Legacy UMDNJ Faculty, Staff, and RBHS students: (Rosalind Julius-Mickel / Iris Udasin). North Campus (Newark): . South campus (New Brunswick, Piscataway): 
    2. For Rutgers Faculty/Staff and Rutgers graduate/undergraduate students,

**Please note that this form should be completed and sent via one of the following options:

Email to Joanne O’Brien (, fax to Occupational Health (732.932.7199), or place in a sealed envelope marked Confidential, and send directly to:

Occupational Health Department, Hurtado Health Center
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
11 Bishop Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

  1. REHS Biosafety training. This needs to be completed before scheduling the facility tour (step 6).

Laboratory Safety Training: Contact:

To schedule: (choose ‘lab safety/biosafety/BBP’)

  1. Schedule a vivarium tour with the facility supervisor. For people working in more than one facility - you must schedule a tour for each facility.
  2. When all these steps have been completed and logged on the Vivarium Access form, submit the form to the area supervisor for the animal facility in which you will be working to activate your university identification card (RU Connection card). Note: For New Brunswick and Piscataway animal facilities use the NB.P Facility Access form 12.17.pdf.

Other Animal Related Training

CMR offers regular classes in Rodent Handling and Aseptic Techniques for Rodent Survival Surgery. 

For classes in New Brunswick/Piscataway, contact the Training Coordinator at for the schedule and to register for a class.   

For classes in Newark, contact

Individual or small group training classes for specific techniques or procedures are also available on an as needed basis.

     Vivarium Access Form (NB/P Users Only) 


Instructions for New Animal Users - CMR Newark

The staff member must be listed on an approved protocol.  If not, contact the IACUC office to add personnel (

All animal users, from Principal Investigators to technicians must first register on the ACFC Protocol Submission website using their NetID.

To Register for All Sessions

Contact CMR Newark Training


Phone:    NJMS (973) 972-3080

​​ Animal Handling & Training Classes
For animal handling classes contact

Useful Information for Newark CMR

Manual Restraint and Common Compound Administration Routes in Mice and Rats

  Machholz, E., Mulder, G., Ruiz, C., Corning, B. F., Pritchett-Corning, K. R. Manual Restraint and Common Compound Administration Routes in Mice and Rats. J. Vis. Exp. (67), e2771, doi:10.3791/2771 (2012).