student in lab

UVM is committed to the humane care and use of animals in activities related to research, teaching, and outreach.   Any faculty, staff or student working with live animals at the University of Vermont must complete animal care and use training modules and quizzes before working with animals on campus.

UVM uses the CITI Program (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) for providing the training needed. 

There are two things to consider before completing the training:

1. DETERMINE WHICH TRAINING MODULES YOU NEED TO COMPLETE

ASCI Majors

  • Students enrolled in ASCI 001 are required to complete the following 3 modules: GENERAL TRAINING and the two Animal-Specific modules (CATTLE and HORSES)
  • For ASCI majors who do not take ASCI 001:  You need to complete the same 3 modules.

ASCI Minors and non-majors

  • You are required to take only the Animal-Specific modules. Which ones will depend on what courses you are registered for.

Undergraduate TAs

  • You are required to complete 2 modules: GENERAL TRAINING and only the Animal-Specific module related to the course in which you are working  (CATTLE or HORSES).

Work-Study students

  • You are required to take the Animal-Specific modules only. Which one(s) will depend on the species of animals with which you will be working. 
  • Students working in a Research Laboratory
  • All students working in a research laboratory are required to complete the GENERAL  TRAINING module and any appropriate Animal-Specific modules.

2. READ THROUGH THIS ENTIRE SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING TO THE CITI PROGRAM WEBSITE

  • Allow at least 2-3 hours to complete the trainings. You can stop, save and return again if you need to.
  • For students who are required to complete the General training module, you may perceive it has very little to do with being an ASCI major, however, as an Animal Science major, it is important for you to understand regulations and policy related to institutional animal care and use. It is also important to recognize how animal care and use is regulated at teaching and research institutions, including the history of animal welfare regulations, and your rights and responsibilities for ensuring humane animal care and use as a student at UVM and in your future work.
  • You do not have to send a report to anyone (option at end).
  • You must complete the training before working with live animals on campus.

 

  • Logging in can be tricky if you don’t follow the directions below.
  1. Click on “LOG IN
  2. Click on “LOG IN THROUGH MY INSTITUTION” and scroll down to select University of Vermont.
  3. Use your UVM Net ID to log in.  (NOTE: In some cases you may be asked if you would like to create a new CITI account. “Yes”, you do.)
  4. From the Main Menu select “UVM COURSES”, then “ADD A COURSE”.
  5. Select “IACUC-LAB ANIMALS
  6. Module selection (see above).

To begin your CITI training:

 START HERE

 

Two albino lab mice

You can also find information about how to create a CITI account here:

Account