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Required IACUC Training and Occupational Medical Assessment

The Pennsylvania State University requires that faculty, staff, technicians, students, volunteers and visitors working with animals in activities at or under the auspices of Penn State must complete the appropriate IACUC training and Occupational Health Medical Assessment for personnel involved with animal care and use.

The Office for Research Protections (ORP), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Compliance Program offers the required IACUC training for those who are working with animals. (Please note: CITI modules are not yet available for agricultural poultry, sheep and/or goats; therefore, for assistance with training requirements for these animals, please contact us at

The Department of Occupational Medicine must identify any individuals' health conditions that could be aggravated or worsened by exposure to animals through work, study or research at or under the auspices of Penn State.

 The Animal Resource Program (ARP) offers the Rodent Surgery Training Tutorial, required prior to performing rodent surgical procedures at Penn State.

 The Animal Resource Program (ARP) also offers additional training and workshops.

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The Animal, Biosafey and Isotope Research Protection Program, in the Office for Research Protections, facilitates the activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at all campus locations except the College of Medicine.

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