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Animal Welfare/Animal Research Training

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UCSD Mandatory Training

**Online Class Registration**  for all classes is online at the ACP website and requires that you have a campus single sign-on account and be registered with the IACUC. 

Call the UCSD training coordinator at (858) 822-5686 if you have questions about training.

Video training: methods

Training videos are online.

Other training resources

The IACUC and Animal Care Program sponsor training and instruction in the humane care and use of animals and on the rules and regulations for working in the animal facility. Orientation to Animal Research at UCSD is a mandatory course which acquaints researchers with regulations, health hazards involved with the use of animals, and best practices in animal handling. Each person at UCSD must attend Orientation to Animal Research at UCSD before handling animals. Animal Facility Access cards cannot be issued until this class is completed. Other training classes will be necessary depending on the individual’s past training, experience and the particular species and procedures that the person will be involved with.

Additionally, the ACP veterinary staff is available for instruction on handling, restraint and procedural techniques. By request, training sessions can be conducted in individual laboratories.

Staff veterinarians, including a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist, are available for consultation during protocol design.

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