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
  • Link located on the eIACUC website under eIACUC home: Online Orientation Training link.
  • Download the Vivarium Access Form at the bottom of the last page of the online training, it contains all of the below training information. Use this form to log completed training events and submit to the facility supervisor when all completed.  

      2. Complete and submit the Animal Research Clearance Occupational Health Form

  • Link located on the eIACUC website under eIACUC Home: Animal Research Clearance (NB, Piscataway, Camden). 

      3. Attend an In-Person Facility Orientation class

  • For the current schedule and to register, use the Course Registration System (CRS) found on the eIACUC website under eIACUC Home: In-Person Orientation Training New Brunwick only.​ 

      4. Have the Principal Investigator (PI) submit a personnel amendment to add you to the protocol(s). 

      5. REHS Laboratory Safety/Biosafety Blood Borne Pathogen training

  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.
  1. 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 Trainings:

CMR offers regular classes in Rodent Handling and Aseptic Techniques for Rodent Survival Surgery. To see the current schedule and to register for a class, use the Course Registration System (CRS) under eIACUC Home: In-person Orientation Training New Brunswick Only.

Individual or small group training classes for specific techniques or procedures are also available on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at animal-training-nb@ored.rutgers.edu to schedule a training session.