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Rodent Handling Training (required for all rodent users)

Individuals wishing to take or that are required to take the Rodent Handling Training need to complete the "Basic Rodent Handling and Techniques Training Questionnaire" (Word) (PDF) and email it to veterinary.staff@dartmouth.edu with the subject line "Rodent Handling Training".  Once we receive your survey you will be assigned a course date.   Rodent handling generally occurs every Thursday from 9am-12pm; alternative times may be scheduled by special arrangement. 

The Rodent Handling Training course is comprised of the questionnaire and the Mouse Training Packet (PDF), which are required to be completed and reviewed before attending the training.

Aseptic Surgical Training

Individuals wishing to take or that are required to take the Aseptic Surgery Training need to complete the "Aseptic Surgery Training Questionnaire" (Word) (PDF) and email it to veterinary.staff@dartmouth.edu with the subject line "Aseptic Surgical Training".  Once we receive your survey you will be assigned a course date.  Aseptic surgical training times are listed below; alternative times may be scheduled by special arrangement. 

Aseptic Surgical Training is comprised of the questionnaire and the two videos listed below.  The questionnaire and the videos need to be completed and reviewed before attending the course.

Required training videos:

  • Video 1: Survival Rodent Surgery - General Training in Rodent Survival Surgery (Module 1)
  • Video 2: Survival Rodent Surgery - Simple Suture Patterns for Rodent Surgery (Module 2)
Future Surgery classes:
  • April 4; 10am
  • April 21, 12pm
  • May 2; 10am
  • May 18; 2pm

Content courtesy of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU).

The IACUC office will advise individual users on required trainings.

Suggested additional training resources:

 Additional NIH training videos can be found here.

 

Publication of Research

ARRIVE Guidelines (Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments) published by the NC3Rs are available here.

These guidelines identify 20 areas that need to be addressed within a paper containing animal research.  Many journals are now following these guidelines and may not publish papers that have not followed the guidelines. 

 

Continuing education for animal users

  • Charles River continuing education and training courses.
  • Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare online courses.

 

 

Last Updated: 3/16/16