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Institutional Official: Animal Care and Use

This course offers training for institutional officials at organizations with an animal research program.

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Institutional Official: Animal Care and Use provides an introduction to the role and responsibilities of the institutional official as guided by federal regulations, as well as various organizational policies and procedures. The course also describes the role of the institutional official as an organizational leader and critical representative of the organization’s animal research program.

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Institutional Officials


Course Content


Toggle Content Introduction to the Challenges of Being an IO: Animal Care and Use Program

Describes the role and responsibilities of the IO as guided by federal regulations, as well as the various institutional policies and procedures.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16644 (English)
Author(s): Randall J. Nelson, PhD - The University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Ernest D. Prentice, PhD - University of Nebraska Medical Center; Kathy Wadsworth, CPIA, CIP - CITI Program

Toggle Content What the IO is Required to Know

Provides an overview of the federal regulations relevant for animal care and use in research settings and the components of an animal care and use program.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16645 (English)
Author(s): Randall J. Nelson, PhD - The University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Ernest D. Prentice, PhD - University of Nebraska Medical Center; Kathy Wadsworth, CPIA, CIP - CITI Program

Toggle Content IO Responsibilities

Focuses on the role of the IO and what federal regulators expect to be within the scope of that role. It also discusses ways the IO can promote an organizational culture of respect, commitment, and compliance. The required communications with the federal officials are also examined.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16646 (English)
Author(s): Randall J. Nelson, PhD - The University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Ernest D. Prentice, PhD - University of Nebraska Medical Center; Kathy Wadsworth, CPIA, CIP - CITI Program

Toggle Content What Works: A Word from Experienced IOs

Focuses on the IO as the designated leader of the animal care and use program. It reviews some leadership techniques that have been successfully used by others.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16647 (English)
Author(s): Randall J. Nelson, PhD - The University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Ernest D. Prentice, PhD - University of Nebraska Medical Center; Kathy Wadsworth, CPIA, CIP - CITI Program