All investigators, staff or students who participate or engage in research (funded or unfunded) involving the use of animals are required to train in the appropriate care and use of animals. Montclair State University has arranged for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) web-based courses to satisfy this requirement.
Researchers should take the courses applicable to their research. For example, field researchers should take the Field/Wildlife course, and lab researchers should take the Lab/Vivarium course. Researchers should then select the appropriate statements during registration that describes their research (e.g., “I work with rabbits,” “I work with mice,” etc.) to add the applicable courses to their curriculum.
The online course will cover the following topic areas, among others:
- Federal mandates
- Alternative animal models
- Endpoint criteria
- Alleviating pain
- Reporting misuse, mistreatment or non-compliance