Safety & Training


All faculty, staff and students who are named or working on an IACUC protocol and who are using live vertebrate animals must participate in the EWU Occupational Health and Safety Program. Please complete the required form and return to Environment Health and Safety at 002 Martin Hall, Cheney, Campus.

Forms will be forwarded to the University’s contracted medical provider who will review and determine if any special precaution will be necessary.

It is also advised that all individuals working with live vertebrate animals receive a Tetanus vaccination.


All personnel conducting federally supported research involving animals are required to complete the training offered through CITI Program.

Please check with the IACUC chair or with your faculty advisor regarding department or institutional requirements for animal care and use training. Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program training is available:

Animal Care and Use (ACU)

Research students and teaching assistants:
Students participating in research projects must complete training modules on the IACUC CANVAS site. Note the specific modules reviewed on your PRF (under section X., Training and Experience). The five modules are also below: