Animal User Training Checklist 

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Step 1
MSU Training Requirements Details/Contacts
CITI Training
  • Investigators, Staff and Students
  • Principal Investigators (if applicable)
  • Species that you will be working with modules: e.g., Mice, Wildlife Research etc.
  • Animal Biosafety
  • Occupational Health Orientation - Research with Animals

Online CITI Courses

Lauren Cantamessa
[email protected]
(406) 994-6821
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
  • Complete Risk Assessment
  • Completion of Occupational Medical Surveillance Form

OHS Risk Assessment Form

Medical Surveillance Form

Chris Catlett

Step 2

All the requirements above (Step 1) must be completed before advancing to Step 2

PI Actions Details/Contacts
  • PI to review training and provide protocol to added protocol associate 
  • All requirements listed in Step 1 must be completed for IACUC protocol approval to be granted
  • PI submits amendment to add personnel to IACUC protocol

** Protocol amendment will be Returned for Modification if Step 1 is incomplete

IACUC Program Manager

Step 3

Personnel must be listed as an associate on an approved protocol before advancing to Step 3

If working with laboratory animals, send completed list above to [email protected] to schedule training below. 

Animal Care at MSU Introduction to Animal Care at MSU with AV or Designee [email protected]
Facility Orientation (if applicable)
  • Schedule Orientation (if applicable)

[email protected] (ARC)

Kerri Jones (JFLF)

Amy Robison (JRL)

Species specific hands on training

Steps include:

  • Schedule Training
  • Document Training
  • Achieve Proficiency
  • Hands on training with PI or other experienced laboratory members
  • Training with ARC staff if training is not provided by lab

[email protected] (ARC)

  • Optional videos can be found at the links below: 

OLAW Training Videos

Jove Training Videos

IACUC Approval Date: 9/18/2019

Review Date: 11/18/2021

Issue Date: 11/23/2021