The Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU), Office of the Director offers a variety of training courses for NIH intramural personnel who work with animals. These courses are provided free to participants and fulfill federal training requirements for working with animals.
Check the 2011 Training Schedule or call the OACU at 301-496-5424 for course presentation dates
OACU Student Training Website: http://fmp-8.cit.nih.gov/oacu/student/student.html
Continuing Education Credits: some of the OACU courses qualify for CEU’s towards certain technician re-certification programs.
REQUIRED TRAINING COURSES
Principal Investigator = Senior Scientist in charge of an animal research project
Animal User = Working with animals under the direction of a senior scientist (Co-Investigator)
Refresher Course = All Principal Investigators & Animal Users must complete this course every three years.
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES:
Working Safely with Nonhuman Primates:
Both provide an opportunity to learn manual skills in basic handling and experimental techniques.
Mouse Workshop: Hands-On Animal Techniques
Rat Workshop: Hands-On Animal Techniques
Facility Orientation Course:
Accommodations will be provided for individuals who are hearing impaired. All individuals with disabilities who may need reasonable accommodations to participate in any of the instructor led courses should contact Ms. Brenda Person at OACU two weeks in advance at (301) 496-5424, firstname.lastname@example.org . The Federal TTY Relay number is 1-800-877-8339.