In Person Courses

Below is a list of the in-person training courses that we offer. Click "Course Description" for more information on a particular course. Click "Course Schedule" to view the currently scheduled session times for a particular course.

You may register for a class by downloading and completing the Animal Use Training Registration form found on the Forms page. Please refer to the registration form for submission instructions and information on the fee schedule.

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  • Mouse Hands-on Laboratory

    • Prerequisites:
      • Completion of the online course "Working with Mice at UW"
      • Completion of the Animal Use Medical Screening (UW personnel only)

    Mouse Hands-on Laboratory

    This course is the 2nd of a 2-part series (the 1st being the online course "Working with Mice at the University of Washington") and is divided into two sections (A and B).

    Section A: Section A is required for all personnel who will be handling or performing procedures on awake mice. The course includes a demonstration of proper techniques for humane handling, restraint, and use of mice. Instruction is provided on recognition of normal and abnormal physical and behavioral changes, gender determination, identification methods, non-invasive tissue sampling, subcutaneous injections, and intraperitoneal injections. There is discussion of appropriate methods of anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia.

    Section B: Section B will expand on the topics covered in Section A by including oral gavage, blood draws, tail vein injection, and other techniques as needed. Participants can be certified (as required by the IACUC) to perform certain techniques on mice.

    Important Note: While you may learn a variety of procedures during the class, you are only allowed to perform the procedures/techniques outside of the training class if they are listed on your UW IACUC approved animal use protocol.

    Note on Retro-Orbital Certifications: Please be aware that if you are coming to class to be certified in retro-orbital bleeds or injections, there is a 2-3 day waiting period before your certification can be either approved or denied. This is to ensure that the technique is performed proficiently with no lasting trauma to the eye. The instructor will notify you of the outcome of your certification. Additionally, personnel must be proficient in handling and restraint before attempting unanesthetized retro-orbital bleed certification.

    Prerequisites:

    • Completion of the online course "Working with Mice at UW"
    • Completion of the Animal Use Medical Screening (UW personnel only)
    Mouse Hands-On Lab
    SectionDayDateTimeNoted if Full
    Section AMondayJuly 2810:30-11:40 
    Section BMondayJuly 2811:45-12:45Full 
    Section BMondayJuly 282:15-3:15 
    Section AThursdayJuly 311:00-2:10 
    Section BThursdayJuly 312:15-3:15*No orbital bleed/inj* 
    Section AFridayAugust 19:30-10:40 
    Section BFridayAugust 110:45-11:45 
    Section BFridayAugust 11:45-2:45Full 
    Section AMondayAugust 410:30-11:40 
    Section BMondayAugust 411:45-12:45 
    Section AMondayAugust 42:00-3:10 
    Section AWednesdayAugust 610:00-11:10 
    Section BWednesdayAugust 611:15-12:15 
    Section BWednesdayAugust 62:00-3:00 
    Section ATuesdayAugust 1210:00-11:10 
    Section ATuesdayAugust 121:00-2:10 
    Section BTuesdayAugust 122:15-3:15 
    Section AFridayAugust 159:30-10:40 
    Section BFridayAugust 1510:45-11:45 
    Section AFridayAugust 152:00-3:10 
    Section ATuesdayAugust 1910:00-11:10 
    Section ATuesdayAugust 1912:45-1:55 
    Section BTuesdayAugust 192:00-3:00 
    Section AWednesdayAugust 2010:00-11:10 
    Section BWednesdayAugust 2011:15-12:15 
    Section BWednesdayAugust 202:00-3:00 
    Section AMondayAugust 2510:30-11:40 
    Section BMondayAugust 2511:45-12:45 
    Section AMondayAugust 252:15-3:25 
    Section AWednesdayAugust 279:30-10:40 
    Section BWednesdayAugust 2710:45-11:45 
    Section BWednesdayAugust 271:45-2:45 
  • Rat Hands-on Laboratory

    • Prerequisites:
      • Completion of the online course "Working with Rats at UW"
      • Completion of the Animal Use Medical Screening (UW personnel only)

    Rat Hands-on Laboratory

    This course is the 2nd of a 2-part series (the 1st being the online course "Working with Rats at the University of Washington") and is divided into two sections (A and B).

    Section A: Section A is required for all personnel who will be handling or performing procedures on awake rats. The course includes a demonstration of proper techniques for humane handling, restraint, and use of rats. Instruction is provided on recognition of normal and abnormal physical and behavioral changes, gender determination, identification methods, and non-invasive tissue sampling. There is discussion of appropriate methods of anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia.

    Section B: Section B will expand on the topics covered in Section A by including subcutaneous injections, intraperitoneal injections, oral gavage, blood draws, and other techniques as needed. Participants can be certified (as required by the IACUC) to perform certain techniques on rats.

    Important Note: While you may learn a variety of procedures during the class, you are only allowed to perform the procedures/techniques outside of the training class if they are listed on your UW IACUC approved animal use protocol.

    Prerequisites:

    • Completion of the online course "Working with Rats at UW"
    • Completion of the Animal Use Medical Screening (UW personnel only)
    Rat Hands-On Lab
    SectionDayDateTimeNoted if Full
    Section ATuesdayJuly 2912:00-1:10Full 
    Section BTuesdayJuly 291:15-2:15Full 
    Section AThursdayAugust 710:00-11:10 
    Section BThursdayAugust 711:15-12:15 
    Section AThursdayAugust 72:00-3:10 
    Section AThursdayAugust 1410:00-11:10 
    Section BThursdayAugust 1411:15-12:15 
    Section AThursdayAugust 219:30-10:40 
    Section AThursdayAugust 2112:30-1:40 
    Section BThursdayAugust 211:45-2:45 
    Section AThursdayAugust 2810:00-11:10 
    Section BThursdayAugust 2811:15-12:15 
    Section AThursdayAugust 282:00-3:10 
    Section AThursdaySeptember 410:00-11:10 
    Section AThursdaySeptember 41:00-2:10 
    Section BThursdaySeptember 42:15-3:15 
    Section AThursdaySeptember 1110:00-11:10 
    Section BThursdaySeptember 1111:15-12:15 
    Section ATuesdaySeptember 1610:00-11:10 
    Section BTuesdaySeptember 1611:15-12:15 
    Section ATuesdaySeptember 161:45-2:55 
  • Rabbit Hands-on Laboratory: Scheduled on an as-needed basis

    Rabbit Hands-on Laboratory

    This course is required for all personnel who will be handling or performing procedures on awake rabbits.

    Training is available on proper techniques for humane handling, restraint, and use of rabbits. Instruction is provided on recognition of normal and abnormal physical and behavioral changes, gender determination, blood vessel access, and administration of medication. There is discussion of appropriate methods of anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia. Participants can be certified (as required by the IACUC) to perform certain techniques on rabbits.

    Important Note: While you may learn a variety of procedures during the class, you are only allowed to perform the procedures/techniques outside of the training class if they are listed on your UW IACUC approved animal use protocol.

    Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

  • Pig Hands-on Laboratory: Scheduled on an as-needed basis

    Pig Hands-on Laboratory

    This course is required for all personnel who will be handling or performing procedures on awake pigs.

    Training is available on proper techniques for humane handling, restraint, and use of pigs. Instruction is provided on recognition of normal and abnormal physical and behavioral changes and gender determination. There is discussion of appropriate methods of blood vessel access, administration of medication, anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia.

    Important Note: While you may learn a variety of procedures during the class, you are only allowed to perform the procedures/techniques outside of the training class if they are listed on your UW IACUC approved animal use protocol.

    Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

  • Gerbil Hands-on Laboratory: Scheduled on an as-needed basis

    Gerbil Hands-on Laboratory

    This course is required for all personnel who will be handling or performing procedures on awake Gerbils.

    Training is available on proper techniques for humane handling, restraint, and use of Gerbils. Instruction is provided on recognition of normal and abnormal physical and behavioral changes, gender determination, blood vessel access, and administration of medication. There is discussion of appropriate methods of anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia. Participants can be certified (as required by the IACUC) to perform certain techniques on Gerbils.

    Important Note: While you may learn a variety of procedures during the class, you are only allowed to perform the procedures/techniques outside of the training class if they are listed on your UW IACUC approved animal use protocol.

    Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

  • Hamster Hands-on Laboratory: Scheduled on an as-needed basis

    Hamster Hands-on Laboratory

    This course is required for all personnel who will be handling or performing procedures on awake Hamsters.

    Training is available on proper techniques for humane handling, restraint, and use of Hamsters. Instruction is provided on recognition of normal and abnormal physical and behavioral changes, gender determination, blood vessel access, and administration of medication. There is discussion of appropriate methods of anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia. Participants can be certified (as required by the IACUC) to perform certain techniques on Hamsters.

    Important Note: While you may learn a variety of procedures during the class, you are only allowed to perform the procedures/techniques outside of the training class if they are listed on your UW IACUC approved animal use protocol.

    Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

  • Guinea Pig Hands-on Laboratory: Scheduled on an as-needed basis

    Guinea Pig Hands-on Laboratory

    This course is required for all personnel who will be handling or performing procedures on awake Guinea Pigs.

    Training is available on proper techniques for humane handling, restraint, and use of Guinea Pigs. Instruction is provided on recognition of normal and abnormal physical and behavioral changes, gender determination, blood vessel access, and administration of medication. There is discussion of appropriate methods of anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia. Participants can be certified (as required by the IACUC) to perform certain techniques on Guinea Pigs.

    Important Note: While you may learn a variety of procedures during the class, you are only allowed to perform the procedures/techniques outside of the training class if they are listed on your UW IACUC approved animal use protocol.

    Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

  • Ferret Hands-on Laboratory: Scheduled on an as-needed basis

    Ferret Hands-on Laboratory

    This course is required for all personnel who will be handling or performing procedures on awake Ferrets.

    Training is available on proper techniques for humane handling, restraint, and use of Ferrets. Instruction is provided on recognition of normal and abnormal physical and behavioral changes, gender determination, blood vessel access, and administration of medication. There is discussion of appropriate methods of anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia. Participants can be certified (as required by the IACUC) to perform certain techniques on Ferrets.

    Important Note: While you may learn a variety of procedures during the class, you are only allowed to perform the procedures/techniques outside of the training class if they are listed on your UW IACUC approved animal use protocol.

    Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

  • Hands-on Training for Species other than Rodents, Rabbits, Pigs, and Ferrets: Scheduled on an as-needed basis

    Hands-on Training for Species other than Rodents, Rabbits, Pigs, and Ferrets

    Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

  • Certification

    Certification

    Personnel performing certain techniques at the University of Washington must first be certified to do so. To gain certification, personnel must demonstrate proficiency in performing the technique under the supervision of a designee of the Attending Veterinarian. A list of techniques that require certification can be found on the Training Requirements page of this website.

    Certification for non-surgical mouse and rat techniques are covered during Section B of the hands-on laboratories. Refer to the course schedules above for upcoming sessions.

    Certification for all other species and techniques are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a certification session.

  • Decentralized Animal Care and Records

    Decentralized Animal Care and Records

    This course provides training on the basic requirements for maintaining animals and providing daily care for them within facilities not maintained by the Department of Comparative Medicine. The session covers basic procedures, regulations and requirements, and documentation. All personnel providing primary care for animals (non-aquatic) in Decentralized Facilities are required to complete this session. The PI or a professional staff lab manager is also required to complete this class. Note: rodent users must also complete the Sick Rodent Recognition session. There are no prerequisites.

    Decentralized Animal Care & Records Class
    DayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    MondayAugust42:25-3:00 
    WednesdayAugust2010:25-11:00 
    FridaySeptember51:25-2:00 
    TuesdaySeptember169:25-10:00 
  • Decentralized Sick Rodent Recognition

    Decentralized Sick Rodent Recognition

    This session provides training on the recognition of pain, illness, and injury in rodent species. It also provides detailed examples and discussion of commonly occurring rodent injuries and illness. Attendees will learn techniques for evaluation of pain and illness in rodent species. This session, in addition to the Decentralized Animal Care and Records session, is required of all personnel providing primary care for rodents in Decentralized Facilities. The PI or a professional staff lab manager is also required to complete both classes. There are no prerequisites.

    Sick Rodent Recognition Class
    DayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    MondayAugust43:00-4:00 
    WednesdayAugust2011:00-12:00 
    FridaySeptember52:00-3:00 
    TuesdaySeptember1610:00-11:00 
  • Decentralized Animal Care and Records: Aquatic Animals

    Decentralized Animal Care and Records: Aquatic Animals

    This course provides training on the basic requirements for maintaining aquatic animals and providing daily care for them within facilities not maintained by the Department of Comparative Medicine. The session covers basic procedures, regulations and requirements, and documentation. It also covers sick animal recognition and evaluation of pain, illness, and injury in aquatic species. All personnel providing primary care for aquatic animals in Decentralized Facilities are required to complete this session. The PI or a professional staff lab manager is also required to complete this class. There are no prerequisites.

    Decentralized Care & Records / Aquatic Animals
    DayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    TuesdayJuly291:00-3:00 
    WednesdayAugust1312:00-2:00 
    FridayAugust2912:00-2:00 
    MondaySeptember82:00-4:00 
    TuesdaySeptember232:00-4:00 
  • Surgery Laboratory Part IA

    • Prerequisite: Completion of the online course "Introduction to Rodent Surgery"

    Surgery Laboratory Part IA

    This is the first session of a two part series designed to provide instruction on the basic tenets of surgical techniques in research animals and is intended for users of rodents, birds, frogs, fish, and other non-USDA species. Instruction is provided on opening sterile supplies, putting on sterile gloves, how to drape, handling instruments, sterilizing surgical instruments, suturing, and using surgical glue and wound clips. These topics will be expanded upon during the Surgery Laboratory Part II.

    Surgery Laboratory Part IA
    DayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    TuesdayAugust59:00-11:00 
    TuesdayAugust51:00-3:00Full 
    FridayAugust810:00-12:00 
    MondayAugust181:00-3:00 
    FridayAugust2210:00-12:00 
    FridaySeptember510:00-12:00 
    TuesdaySeptember91:00-3:00 
    FridaySeptember1910:00-12:00 
  • Surgery Laboratory Part IB

    • Prerequisite: Completion of the online course "Introduction to Surgery (Non-Rodent, USDA-Covered Animals)"

    Surgery Laboratory Part IB

    This is the first session of a two part series designed to provide instruction on the basic tenets of surgical techniques in research animals and is intended for users of USDA-covered non-rodents. Instruction is provided on opening sterile supplies, scrubbing, putting on sterile gloves and gowns, how to drape, handling instruments, sterilizing surgical instruments, suturing, using surgical glue and wound clips. These topics will be expanded upon during the Surgery Laboratory Part II.

    Surgery Laboratory Part IB
    DayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    FridayAugust81:30-4:00 
    FridayAugust221:30-4:00 
    FridaySeptember51:30-4:00 
    FridaySeptember191:30-4:00 
  • Surgery Laboratory Part II

    • Prerequisite: Surgery Laboratory Part I (A or B)

    Surgery Laboratory Part II

    This is part two of the surgery training series. This session expands on the knowledge of sterile and aseptic techniques learned in Surgery I (A or B), and puts them into practice. The session includes a hands-on lab giving attendees the opportunity to practice clipping and prepping, incision, blunt dissection, suturing, and using surgical glue and wound clips.

    Surgery Laboratory Part II
    DayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    WednesdayJuly3010:00-12:00Full 
    WednesdayJuly302:00-4:00Full 
    MondayAugust111:30-3:30Full 
    WednesdayAugust1310:00-12:00 
    WednesdayAugust132:00-4:00 
    TuesdayAugust261:00-3:00 
    FridayAugust2910:00-12:00 
    WednesdaySeptember1010:00-12:00 
    WednesdaySeptember102:00-4:00 
    MondaySeptember2211:00-1:00 
  • 6th Floor Facility Orientation

    • Prerequisites: Must be approved on protocol. Rodent users must complete the SPF training.

    6th Floor Facility Orientation

    Facility Orientation Sessions are held inside the animal facilities and provide personnel with the training necessary for entering and working in the facility. Instruction is provided on the proper facility and animal room entry procedures, as well as the location of important resources.

    Personnel must complete the 6th Floor Facility Orientation in order to gain access to the 6th floor facility via Proxy card. If you are unable to attend the pre-scheduled orientation times, please contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

    Note: In order to work in animal rooms located in the C-wing of the facility, personnel must attend the separate 6th Floor Facility C-wing Orientation. Attendance of the 6th Floor Facility Orientation is required prior to registering for the 6th Floor Facility C-wing Orientation.

    6th Floor Facility Orientation
    DayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    ThursdayAugust710:00-11:00 
    MondayAugust112:30-3:30 
    MondayAugust183:30-4:30 
    WednesdaySeptember33:30-4:30 
    FridaySeptember193:00-4:00 
  • 6th Floor Facility C-wing Orientation: Scheduled on an as-needed basis

    • Prerequisite: Completion of the 6th Floor Facility Orientation.

    6th Floor Facility C-wing Orientation

    Facility Orientation Sessions are held inside the animal facilities and provide personnel with the training necessary for entering and working in the facility. The C-wing of the 6th floor animal facility is an animal behavior study area and functions differently from the rest of the facility. For example, research staff are more involved in the daily care of the animals and room entry procedures vary. Instruction on these variances is provided in the orientation.

    Individuals who need to work in an animal room located in the C-wing of the 6th floor facility must complete the 6th Floor Facility C-wing Orientation. Attendance of the 6th Floor Facility Orientation is required prior to registering for the 6th Floor Facility C-wing Orientation.

    Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

  • T-wing Facility Orientation

    • Prerequisites: Must be approved on protocol. Rodent users must complete the SPF training. Note: T-115 requires a seperate orientation.

    T-wing Facility Orientation

    Facility Orientation Sessions are held inside the SPF facilities and provide personnel with the training necessary for entering and working in the facility. Instruction is provided on the proper facility and animal room entry procedures, as well as the location of important resources. Note: Room T-115 requires a seperate orientation that is scheduled on an as-needed basis.

    Personnel must complete the T-wing Facility Orientation in order to gain access to the T-wing facility via Proxy card. If you are unable to attend the pre-scheduled orientation times, please contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

    T-wing Facility Orientation
    DayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    WednesdayJuly3010:00-11:30 
    MondayAugust1112:00-1:30 
    WednesdayAugust2710:00-11:30 
    TuesdaySeptember99:30-11:00 
  • K-wing Facility Orientation

    • Prerequisites: Must be approved on protocol. Rodent users must complete the SPF training.

    K-wing Facility Orientation

    Facility Orientation Sessions are held inside the SPF facilities and provide personnel with the training necessary for entering and working in the facility. Instruction is provided on the proper facility and animal room entry procedures, as well as the location of important resources.

    Personnel must complete the K-wing Facility Orientation in order to gain access to the K-wing facility via Proxy card. If you are unable to attend the pre-scheduled orientation times, please contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

    Note: In order to work in the Animal Bio-Safety Level 2 or 3 (ABSL-2 or ABSL-3) rooms within the facility, personnel must attend the separate ABSL-2 or ABSL-3 Room Orientation. Attendance of the Facility Orientation is required prior to registering for the ABSL-2 or ABSL-3 Room Orientation.

    K-wing Facility Orientation
    DayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    ThursdayAugust71:00-2:30 
    MondayAugust182:00-3:30 
    TuesdaySeptember29:30-11:00 
    MondaySeptember152:30-4:00 
  • Foege Facility Orientation

    • Prerequisites: Must be approved on protocol. Rodent users must complete the SPF training.

    Foege Facility Orientation

    Facility Orientation Sessions are held inside the SPF facilities and provide personnel with the training necessary for entering and working in the facility. Instruction is provided on the proper facility and animal room entry procedures, as well as the location of important resources.

    Personnel must complete the Foege Facility Orientation in order to gain access to the Foege facility via Proxy card. If you are unable to attend the pre-scheduled orientation times, please contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

    Note: In order to work in the Animal Bio-Safety Level 2 (ABSL-2) room within the facility, personnel must attend the separate ABSL-2 Room Orientation. Attendance of the Facility Orientation is required prior to registering for the ABSL-2 Room Orientation.

    Foege Facility Orientation
    DayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    ThursdayJuly311:00-2:30Full 
    MondayAugust411:00-12:30 
    TuesdayAugust1212:00-1:30 
    MondayAugust1811:30-1:00 
    ThursdayAugust282:00-3:30 
    ThursdaySeptember49:30-11:00 
    MondaySeptember81:00-2:30 
  • Harborview (HR&T) Facility Orientation

    • Prerequisites: Must be approved on protocol. Rodent users must complete the SPF training.

    Harborview (HR&T) Facility Orientation

    Facility Orientation Sessions are held inside the SPF facilities and provide personnel with the training necessary for entering and working in the facility. Instruction is provided on the proper facility and animal room entry procedures, as well as the location of important resources.

    Personnel must complete the HR&T Facility Orientation in order to gain access to the HR&T facility via access card. If you are unable to attend the pre-scheduled orientation times, please contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

    Note: In order to work in the Animal Bio-Safety Level 2 (ABSL-2) room within the facility, personnel must attend the separate ABSL-2 Room Orientation. Attendance of the Facility Orientation is required prior to registering for the ABSL-2 Room Orientation.

    Harborview (HR&T) Facility Orientation
    DayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    MondayJuly2812:00-1:30 
    ThursdayAugust1410:30-12:00 
    TuesdayAugust2610:30-12:00 
    TuesdaySeptember91:00-2:30 
  • Brotman Facility Orientation

    • Prerequisites: Must be approved on protocol. Rodent users must complete the SPF training.

    Brotman Facility Orientation

    Facility Orientation Sessions are held inside the SPF facilities and provide personnel with the training necessary for entering and working in the facility. Instruction is provided on the proper facility and animal room entry procedures, as well as the location of important resources.

    Personnel must complete the Brotman Facility Orientation in order to gain access to the Brotman facility via access card. Note: This facility is also known as 815 Mercer and South Lake Union (SLU). If you are unable to attend the pre-scheduled orientation times, please contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

    Note: In order to work in the Animal Bio-Safety Level 2 (ABSL-2) room within the facility, personnel must attend the separate ABSL-2 Room Orientation. Attendance of the Facility Orientation is required prior to registering for the ABSL-2 Room Orientation.

    Brotman Facility Orientation
    DayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    TuesdayAugust512:30-2:00 
    ThursdayAugust2110:00-11:30 
    WednesdaySeptember39:30-11:00 
    ThursdaySeptember1812:00-1:30 
  • South Lake Union (SLU) 3.1 Facility Orientation

    • Prerequisites: Must be approved on protocol. Rodent users must complete the SPF training.

    South Lake Union (SLU) 3.1 Facility Orientation

    Facility Orientation Sessions are held inside the animal facilities and provide personnel with the training necessary for entering and working in the facility. Instruction is provided on the proper facility and animal room entry procedures, as well as the location of important resources.

    Personnel must complete the SLU 3.1 Facility Orientation in order to gain access to the SLU 3.1 facility.

    Note: In order to work in the Animal Bio-Safety Level 2 (ABSL-2) room within the facility, personnel must attend the separate ABSL-2 Room Orientation. Attendance of the Facility Orientation is required prior to registering for the ABSL-2 Room Orientation.

    SLU 3.1 Facility Orientation
    DayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    TuesdayAugust59:00-10:30 
    ThursdayAugust2112:30-2:00 
    WednesdaySeptember31:30-3:00 
    ThursdaySeptember189:30-11:00 
  • Guthrie Facility Orientation: Scheduled on an as-needed basis

    • Prerequisites: Must be approved on protocol. Rodent users must complete the SPF training.

    Guthrie Facility Orientation

    Facility Orientation Sessions are held inside the animal facilities and provide personnel with the training necessary for entering and working in the facility. Instruction is provided on the proper facility and animal room entry procedures, as well as the location of important resources.

    Personnel must complete the Guthrie Facility Orientation in order to gain access to the Guthrie facility.

    Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

  • Roosevelt Facility Orientation: Scheduled on an as-needed basis

    • Prerequisites: Must be approved on protocol. Rodent users must complete the SPF training.

    Roosevelt Facility Orientation

    Facility Orientation Sessions are held inside the animal facilities and provide personnel with the training necessary for entering and working in the facility. Instruction is provided on the proper facility and animal room entry procedures, as well as the location of important resources.

    Personnel must complete the Roosevelt Facility Orientation in order to gain access to the Roosevelt facility.

    Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

  • CHDD Facility Orientation: Scheduled on an as-needed basis

    • Prerequisites: Must be approved on protocol. Rodent users must complete the SPF training.

    CHDD Facility Orientation

    Facility Orientation Sessions are held inside the animal facilities and provide personnel with the training necessary for entering and working in the facility. Instruction is provided on the proper facility and animal room entry procedures, as well as the location of important resources.

    Personnel must complete the CHDD Facility Orientation in order to gain access to the CHDD facility.

    Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

  • Animal Bio-Safety Level 2 Room Orientation

    • Prerequisite: Completion of the facility orientation.

    Animal Bio-Safety Level 2 Room Orientation

    Individuals who need to work in an Animal Bio-Safety Level 2 (ABSL-2) room within a centralized vivarium must complete the Animal Bio-Safety Level 2 Room Orientation for that vivarium. Attendance of the Facility Orientation is required prior to registering for the ABSL-2 Room Orientation.

    If you are unable to attend the pre-scheduled orientation times, please contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

    Please also visit the Environmental Health and Safety Department's website for information on their required biosafety and bloodborne pathogen training classes: http://www.ehs.washington.edu/psotrain/index.shtm.

    Animal Bio-Safety Level 2 Room Orientation
    FacilityDayDateDayTimeNoted if Full
    FoegeWednesdayJuly2311:30-1:00 
    HR&TMondayJuly281:30-3:00 
    SLU 3.1TuesdayAugust510:30-12:00 
    BrotmanTuesdayAugust52:00-3:30 
    K-wingThursdayAugust72:30-4:00 
    FoegeTuesdayAugust121:30-3:00 
    SLU 3.1ThursdayAugust212:00-3:30 
    HR&TTuesdayAugust2612:00-1:30 
    K-wingTuesdaySeptember211:00-12:30 
    BrotmanWednesdaySeptember311:00-12:30 
    FoegeMondaySeptember82:30-4:00 
  • Animal Bio-Safety Level 3 Room Orientation: Scheduled on an as-needed basis

    • Prerequisite: Completion of the facility orientation.

    Animal Bio-Safety Level 3 Room Orientation

    Individuals who need to work in an Animal Bio-Safety Level 3 (ABSL-3) room within a centralized vivarium must complete the Animal Bio-Safety Level 3 Room Orientation. Attendance of the Facility Orientation is required prior to registering for the ABSL-3 Room Orientation.

    Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.

    Please also visit the Environmental Health and Safety Department's website for information on their required biosafety and bloodborne pathogen training classes: http://www.ehs.washington.edu/psotrain/index.shtm.

  • Helicobacter Free Room Training: Scheduled on an as-needed basis

    • Prerequisite: Completion of the facility orientation.

    Helicobacter Free Room Training

    Individuals who need to work in a Helicobacter free animal room within a centralized vivarium must complete the Helicobacter Free Room Training. Attendance of the Facility Orientation is required prior to registering for the Helicobacter Free Room Training.

    Scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the Training Coordinator at auts@uw.edu to arrange a training session.