Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

CITI Online Training Module

Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) has contracted with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) computer-based training program as an adjunct to the on-site training.  The CITI courses have the advantage of reducing classroom time for investigative staff. Convenient online access permits learners to complete course content on their own schedule and sign in anytime to view their progress, update profile information, access completion reports, and more.  The on-site face to face training sessions are Einstein specific and involve hands on training. 

The CITI program has been developed in modules and will take from 1-5 hours to complete, depending on species and type of procedure being performed. Online and on-site/wet lab (hands-on / face to face classes/es) coursework must be completed prior to approval of an animal use protocol or addendum and prior to entering the animal facility.

For instructions on how to access the CITI website download the Instructions.

List of required CITI online training modules: 

  • Mouse users must take:
    • "Working with The IACUC" which will appear as "Investigators, Staff and Students"
    • "Working with Genetically Modified Mice in Research Settings"  
    • "Working with Mice in Research" 
     
  • If survival surgery will be performed on mouse, must also take:
    •  "Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats" 
    • "Aseptic Surgery"

NOTE: All 5 of these courses are required of incoming Graduate Students. 

  • Rat users must take: 
    • "Working with The IACUC" which will appear as "Investigators, Staff and Students"  
    • "Working with Rats in Research Settings" 
     
  • If survival surgery will be performed on rats, must also take: 
    • "Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats"  
    • "Aseptic Surgery"   
     
  • Other species: 
    • "Working with The IACUC" which will appear as "Investigators, Staff and Students" – required for all  
    • "Working with Non-Human Primates in Research Settings" – if working with non-human primates  
    • "Working with Rabbits in Research Settings" – if working with rabbits  
    • "Working with Guinea Pigs in Research Settings" – if working with guinea pigs  
    • "Working with Zebrafish (Danio rerio) in Research Settings" – if working with zebrafish  
    • "Working with Amphibians in Research Settings" – if working with amphibians  
    • “Working with Fish in Research Settings” – if working with fish  
     
  • If survival surgery will be performed in any other species, must also take courses listed below.  If you have questions regarding the courses listed below that must be completed for other species, please email Dr. Sunder Shrestha: sunder.shrestha@einstein.edu.  
    • “Reducing Pain and Distress in Laboratory Mice and Rats"  
    • "Aseptic Surgery"  
     

 

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