IACUC reduces number of modules in Working with the IACUC refresher course
The IACUC transitioned to an online training course in 2014 that satisfies the study team requirement
for Animal Usage Orientation Training and Occupational Health and Safety Training. The course, Working With the IACUC,
is provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program. After initial completion of the course, a refresher course must be taken every three years for individuals involved in the care and use of animals at Ohio State.
The course is comprised of 14 modules and 35 quiz questions. The refresher course contains 12 modules and 20 quiz questions. Both require a passing score of 80 percent. The refresher course automatically becomes available on the CITI website 90 days prior to the expiration of current training. Always access the CITI Program website via the Ohio State portal
and enter your Ohio State username (lastname.#) and password.
The e-Protocol system will not allow submission of a protocol or a study team change until all study team members (including the PI) complete the Working With the IACUC
course, or refresher course, at least every three years. To prevent submission delays, the Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) will send monthly reminder emails to personnel with training set to expire.