Compliance Training


Animal Research Training

  1. Animal Research Orientation Seminar - mandatory (3 hrs, in person, usually 1/month)
  2. Online training through the Laboratory Animal Training Assoc (LATA)- mandatory for work with specific species. More LATA Information can be seen here.
  3. Online training modules through U.Va.
    • Working Safely with Animals
    • Rodent Survival Surgery
    • Frog Training Module
    • Large Animal Surgery
    • Verification of Surgical Competence
  4. Workshops and Classes
  5. Working Safely with nonhuman primates - Mandatory for people who work with nonhuman primates - video
  6. NIH Tutorial on writing an animal research proposal

    More information is available online at the Office of Animal Welfare

Biosafety Training

  1. Bloodborne Pathogen and Biosafety Training for Research Personnel is required before initiating work with any BSL-2 biological materials registered with the IBC. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
  2. Either Bloodborne Pathogen and Biosafety Training for Research Personnel OR Biosafety Level 1 Training is required before initiating work with any BSL-1 biological materials registered with the IBC. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
    • Microorganisms (BSL-1)
    • Any single experiment using BSL-1 agents to produce quantities of 10 Liters or more of culture at any one time
  3. Biotoxin Introductory Training is required before initiating work with any biological toxins (with and LD 50 of less than 100 micrograms per kilogram of body weight in vertebrates) requiring BSL-2 containment.
  4. Shipping Infectious Substances Training (IATA/DOT) is required for University faculty, staff, and students who ship infectious substances including diagnostic specimens, microorganisms, human-derived materials, etc.

  5. More information is available online at the Biosafety Training Home Page

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

EHS offers extensive training. Please visit the EHS training site at
http://ehs.virginia.edu/ehs/ehs.rs/rs.training.html.

Institutional Review Board for Health Sciences Research (HSR & SBS)

As of January 2007, the CITI Program satisfies U.Va.'s IRB online training requirement for investigators involved in human subject research.  At U.Va., investigators involved in human subject research are required to take online training once every three years.

Read more info on the IRB site.