The IACUC has implemented an online protocol submission system (myIACUC). The purpose of the myIACUC system is to provide a more efficient way to prepare, submit, approve, and track protocols through the IACUC protocol approval process.
register for myIACUC go to this website
individual at UF may have animal contact, the following must be completed
1. The Health Risk Assessment Form for the EH&S Animal Contact Program. Please use the most recent form found on their website. Follow the instructions on the form which outline where to fax & mail the form. The IACUC will receive notification from EH&S when you have been approved to work with animals. Start this process early as approval may take at least two or more weeks! Registration must be completed before working with animals and renewed every three years.
2. Level 1 Training-The AALAS Learning Library (ALL) website has courses available to users of animals at UF. Register on-line (directions in the next paragraph) to take the "Working with the IACUC: non-VA version" course & exam. A minimum passing exam score is 85% and re-examination is required every three years.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING WITH THE UF IACUC:
FIRST TIME USERS: Go to the AALAS Website. Click on "Enroll now!", then "Join a group". You will need an access code to register. Please call our office at 273-9535 for this code. Enter the access code. There is no charge for you to register on AALAS and take the courses. IF YOU ARE ASKED TO MAKE A PAYMENT, YOU ENROLLED AS AN INDIVIDUAL; YOU NEED TO START OVER AGAIN AND "JOIN A GROUP". Create a username and password for your account. Complete all fields required for your registration. When you hit "continue", you'll get the notice "Enrollment Completed"; hit "continue" again. You will see your Profile. Click on the "Libraries" tab at the top of the page, then Animal Care and Use Courses. Finally, click on "UF Researchers - IACUC Training Modules" and choose the course.
ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED you do not need an access code from the IACUC office. After your account is established, you may log on to AALAS with your account username and password. These are your creations and are not necessarily the same as your Gatorlink information. If you have forgotten your username and password, please contact the IACUC office for assistance.
Online AALAS modules
for specific species and applicable procedures. This is the same website
that is used to take "Working with the IACUC: non-VA version".
Please see the paragraph directly above for registration information.
Training requirements for UF researchers were updated and approved by
the IACUC in June 2008; you may see the requirement description here.
If there is no module for the species that you will be working with OR
if you will only be working with animal tissue, you are not required to
take any of these modules.
THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED AS APPROPRIATE:
1. All individuals working with mouse breeding colonies, outside of ACS, are required to take and pass "Mouse Breeding Colony Management". All individuals breeding genetically engineered mice, outside of ACS, are ALSO required to take "Genetically Engineered Mice: Approaches for Evaluating the Phenotype" AND "Genetically Engineered Mice: Overview of Transgenesis and Conditional Control".
2. In order to obtain security clearance to access the ACS housing and procedures areas, individuals must attend the Animal Awareness Seminar and facility specific on-line training. Please go to the ACS web site at http://acs.ufl.edu and select Facilities Access to review all ACS requirements.
3. For visitors to the University of Florida who will be handling animals, the IACUC requires that they assure the committee and the University that they have met their own institution's federal training requirements. Please see the requirements approved on June 27, 2008. A Visitor Certification Assurance form for visitors must be completed AND the signed ORIGINAL COPY returned to the IACUC office.
training/testing may be required as determined by the IACUC or ACS Veterinarians
on a case-by-case basis, depending on an individual's experience, skills
or specific circumstances. If the Principal Investigator of a
project will NOT be contacting animals, he or she still must complete
Level-1 training and be registered with EH&S. If the Principal Investigator
WILL be contacting animals, then all applicable requirements must be completed.
& SPECIES-SPECIFIC RESOURCES (USEFUL, BUT NOT REQUIRED):