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Office of Research Compliance

Training and Policies

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has established a series of on-line training modules for investigators which must be completed before animal use will be allowed. 

You will need to establish an account with the AALAS Learning Library by clicking Enroll Now!, selecting Myself (I am purchasing an individual account or using an Access Code to join a group.), selecting Yes, I have an Access Code, then entering USCTraining. You will then be able to create your own username and password. Please enter all of the requested information including Principal Investigator. You will receive an e-mail notice from the account coordinator once your account has been approved. Please be sure you change the second screen to Yes, I have an Access Code. If you are not asked to enter an access code after that then you have incorrectly set up your account and it will not be linked to our group. You will need to start a new account since we need to be able to view your training records.

The IACUC has several other policies concerning animal use which investigators must be familiar with:

Policies Keywords
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 Care and Use of Laboratory Animals [pdf]   
 Cell Line Use in Live Animals [pdf]   
 Euthanasia by Cervical Dislocation or Decapitation [pdf]  
 Euthanasia of Laboratory Animals [pdf]   
 Evaluation of AUPs with Genetically Modified Animals [pdf]   
 Use of Expired Material and Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Drugs [pdf]   
 Food and Water Restriction of Animals [pdf]   
 Freund's Adjuvant Use in Laboratory Animals [pdf]   
 Housing Density [pdf]   
 Housing of Aquatic Species [pdf]   
 Humane Endpoints in Animal Use Proposals [pdf]   
 Importation of Rodents [pdf]   
 Inspection of USC Animal Facilities by Non-USC Personnel [pdf]   
 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee [pdf]   
Multiple Survival Surgery Procedures [pdf]   
Non-Human Primates [pdf]   
Physical Restraint of Animals [pdf]   
Post Approval Monitoring [pdf]   
Quarantine and Stabilization of Animals [pdf]   
Reporting Concerns about the Use of Laboratory Animals [pdf]   
Review of Animal Use Proposals [pdf]   
Reviewing Significant Changes to Animal Use Proposals [pdf]   
Rodent Survival Surgery [pdf]   
Service Animal Use [pdf]   
Social Housing and Environmental Enrichment [pdf]   
Sterilization of Instruments and Supplies for Aseptic Surgery Procedures [pdf]   
Sterilization of Instruments and Supplies for Aseptic Surgery Procedures
Training Personnel for Laboratory Animal Use or Care [pdf] 
Use of Volatile Anesthetics [pdf]   


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