IACUC Personnel Requirements
There are regulatory requirements for personnel working with animals or working in animal areas. The Office of Animal Welfare (OAW), in conjunction with the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provide training, certifications and screenings that meet these requirements.
The links below provide you with guidance on required training and screenings, as well as, when you can expect to receive notifications of new training requirements and renewals.
If you have a question about what training your staff needs, please contact AUTS.
Occupational Health and Safety Program
The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) department manages the Animal Use Medical Screening (AUMS) program as a component of the University of Washington's Animal Use Occupational Health and Safety Program that is required by Federal authorities.
The primary goal of this program is to evaluate and address potential health risks, as needed, that may be associated with your interface with laboratory animals in the research environment.
Please visit the AUMS program website for instructions on enrollment.
The Office of Animal Welfare will send training requirements notifications (new or expired) for you and your project personnel via email during these times:
Note: You and/or your project personnel may be required to update the Laws and Regulations training and/or Occupational Health and Safety screening up to three months before your actual course or screening expiration date. This will occur if your Laws and Regulations course and/or Occupational Health and Safety screening expire in the middle of an IACUC review cycle.