Training and Development

Training and Education

To be in compliance with federal regulations and accreditation requirements, the Insitutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has a required education program that must be completed by all new animal users (faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and contract personnel) at Rutgers.

  • New employees - you can access eIACUC using your Rutgers NetID and password– faculty and staff are already in the system. 
  • Students - log in once to register, using your NetID and password.

If you need to activate your NetID, please visit: Rutgers NetID Management & Service Activation

Instructions for New Animal Users- Newark:

  1. Complete the online “Orientation to Animal Care and Use at Rutgers” module, found on the “Orientation Training” tab on the eIACUC website under eIACUC home.
  2. Complete and submit an Occupational Health Form, found on the eIACUC website under eIACUC Home: Animal Research Clearance. 
  3. Attend an in-person facility tour. These are scheduled regularly. For the current schedule please contact the Training Coordinator at cmrtraining@rutgers.edu.
  4. Have the PI submit a personnel amendment to add you to the protocol(s).
  5. REHS Biosafety training. This needs to be completed before scheduling the facility tour.

Other Animal Related Training:

CMR offers regular classes in Rodent Handling and Aseptic Techniques for Rodent Survival Surgery. Contact the Training Coordinator at cmrtraining@rutgers.edu for the schedule and to register for a class. Individual or small group training classes for specific techniques or procedures are also available on an as needed basis.

Instructions for New Animal Users- New Brunswick/Piscataway:

  1. Complete the online “Orientation to Animal Care and Use at Rutgers” module, found on the “Orientation Training” tab on the eIACUC website under eIACUC home.
    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. Complete and submit an Occupational Health Form, found on the eIACUC website under eIACUC Home: Animal Research Clearance. 
  3. Attend an in-person facility orientation class. These are scheduled regularly. For the current schedule and to register please contact the New Brunswick/Piscataway Training Coordinator at animal-training-nb@ored.rutgers.edu
  4. Have the PI submit a personnel amendment to add you to the protocol(s).
  5. REHS Biosafety training. This needs to be completed before scheduling the facility tour (step 6).

-Laboratory Safety Training: Contact: Biosafety@rutgers.edu

-To schedule: https://halflife.rutgers.edu/training_calendar/calendar.php (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). NB.P Facility Access form.

Other Animal Related Training:

CMR offers regular classes in Rodent Handling and Aseptic Techniques for Rodent Survival Surgery. Contact the Training Coordinator at animal-training-nb@ored.rutgers.edu for the schedule and to register for a class. Individual or small group training classes for specific techniques or procedures are also available on an as needed basis.