Animal Research Training
- Animal Research Orientation Seminar - mandatory (3 hrs, in person, usually 1/month)
- Online training through the Laboratory Animal Training Assoc (LATA)- mandatory for work with specific species. More LATA Information can be seen here.
- Online training modules through U.Va.
- Working Safely with Animals
- Rodent Survival Surgery
- Frog Training Module
- Large Animal Surgery
- Verification of Surgical Competence
- Rodent Biomethodology Class
- Rodent Anesthesia and Analgesia Class
- Principles of Rodent Surgery Class (Two ½ days)
- Protocol Writing Workshop - offered based on demand
- Individualized Training
More information is available online at the Office of Animal Welfare
- 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:
- Microorganisms (BSL-2 or BSL-3)
- Human blood, blood components, fluids, unfixed organs, tissues and cell lines (primary and established)
- Non-Human Primate Derived Materials (including established cell lines)
- Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecule activities described by NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
- Select Agents as defined by CDC (42 CFR 73) or USDA (9 CFR 121)
- Microorganisms (BSL-1)
- Any single experiment using BSL-1 agents to produce quantities of 10 Liters or more of culture at any one time
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
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.