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Training for Field Animal Users

All personnel working with live vertebrate animals in the field must complete the online coursework through CITI as outlined below prior to handling any animals in addition to any relevant SOPs (Animal Bite and Scratch SOP, Departmental Emergency Response Plan, and Non Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds, and Protocol Review). Verification of training completion must be provided to the PI, in the form of a printed Coursework Requirements Report(s). Each PI, instructor, or manager is responsible for maintaining all records of training and may be asked to present them to the IACUC for review at any time.

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Course Selection

Question 6 covers all required and optional CITI coursework for live vertebrate animals. For all non-applicable courses, be sure to either leave the question blank or to select the "none of the above, I am interested in other CITI training courses" option.

You may now select the checkbox next to the required course; "Field Animal Users for PI's, Staff, and Unsupervised Students".

If you have any questions as to whether you have enrolled in the appropriate course, please contact Research Ethics & Compliance prior to beginning the course.

You may exit and re-enter the CITI site as often as needed in order to complete the elected curriculum.


Once all the required courses have been passed, a copy of each of the Coursework Requirements Reports should be printed, uploaded with your study in Cayuse IACUC. Staff and students should also provide a copy to the PI. To print:

  • Go to the main menu of CITI,
  • Find the column entitled Completion Report,
  • Click on Print Report across from each of the courses.

Each Coursework Requirements Report contains a unique reference number as well as an expiration date that provides proof of training completion. REC may be contacted at (309) 438-2529 or at to verify the authenticity of CITI Coursework Requirements Reports.

Please note that falsification of CITI training completion reports is a violation of ISU's Research Integrity Policy, and if discovered, will be responded to accordingly.