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Angela Gamble, BS, LATG
OAW Compliance Manager
Phone: 434-924-5752
Email: adr8s

OAW Location & Contacts
Cobb Hall, Room S-052 & S-055
P.O. Box 800720
Charlottesville, VA
Fax: 434-982-4092
Email: animalwelfare

News & Announcements

Completing Online Training Modules through AALAS Learning Library (AALAS-ALL)

The wait is over! The highly anticipated animal care and use online modules are once again activated and ready for completion. The modules once offered by "LATA" have been replaced with new modules offered by AALAS Learning Library (AALAS-ALL).

There are new required training modules for some non-traditional species and for animal handlers performing potentially painful or distressful procedures in rodents.

  • Review the training requirements detailed on your Animal Handler Access portal page.
  • Complete all modules located in the Must Complete section of your training profile.
  • Use the "click here to start" link beside each module title to be redirected through Netbadge into the AALAS-ALL module. The module should open in a new tab or window depending on your browser settings.
  • Additional information about AALAS-ALL can be found here.

After October 1st, all protocol modifications will be halted from approval until everyone on the protocol has completed their required training.



Animal Handler and PI Refresher Training Documentation

Some users have had difficulty documenting their refresher training. An outdated URL is unfortunately embedded inside the training module. Because the URL does not match the current URL, the web browser pops up a warning (see below) indicating that the link may be unsafe. In this specific instance, it is okay to "continue to the website" in order to document your training. We are in the process of updating the module to correct the URL. Example below.

ACUC Policy Updates

All ACUC policies can be found here.