Training is critical to ensure safety for personnel listed on IACUC approved protocols.  Training is intended to provide the understanding, technical knowledge, and tools that improve laboratory safety practices.

The Principal Investigator is responsible for ensuring that all personnel listed on an IACUC approved protocol receive the proper training in animal care and use and lab safety. The table below outlines the required and recommended trainings for personnel listed on IACUC protocols. 

If you have questions related to the IACUC required CITI training modules, please contact the IACUC Administrator at iacuc@nku.edu. 

If you have any questions regarding any other training listed below, please contact biosafety@nku.edu or pointsa1@nku.edu. 

Click here to read more about the IACUC required CITI training modules. 


 

Course

Who needs it?

Frequency

Format

Requirement

Specific Instructions

Animal Care and Use (ACU) Trainings All personnel involved in vertebrate animal research and related instructional activities With initial protocol submission Online – CITI training  Required Specific modules vary based on study type
Bloodborne Pathogen All personnel who may be exposed to materials potentially containing human pathogens Prior to submitting the IACUC application and annually, study dependent MSDSonline Study dependent Contact Audra Points (pointsa1@nku.edu) to register and for additional instructions. Training may also be completed through faculty or department. 
Hazardous Waste Training All personnel either working in labs where chemicals are present or personnel that generate hazardous waste.  Annually, study dependent MSDSonline Study dependent Contact Audra Points (pointsa1@nku.edu) to register and for additional instructions
Classroom Training All personnel listed on a protocol submitted to the IACUC Before beginning IACUC research Department of Biological Sciences Safety Binder found in each classroom/lab Department Specific Department-specific
Classroom Training All personnel listed on a protocol submitted to the IACUC Before beginning IACUC research Psychological Sciences Department Specific Department-specific
Review of NKU IACUC Internal Regulations and Procedures All personnel listed on a protocol submitted to the IACUC Before beginning IACUC research NKU IACUC Website Required, Study Dependent