The NU-IACUC & DLAM sponsor training and instruction in the humane care and use of animals and on the rules as well as the rules and regulations for working in the animal facility. Training seminars are held to acquaint investigators with regulations, humane treatment practices, and health hazards involved with the use of animals. Additionally, the DLAM staff is available for instruction on handling, restraint and procedural techniques. Principal Investigators, as well as those supervising instructional uses of vertebrate animals (including teaching assistants), are strongly encouraged to participate in training seminars at intervals of not less than three years. All other individuals using animals are encouraged to receive orientation by the staff of DLAM or the Consulting Veterinarian. By request, training sessions can be conducted in individual laboratories.
Facility Orientation: The DLAM Staff is available (by appointment) to orient all investigators and their staff on the rules and regulations for working in the animal facility, and on the location of equipment available for their use in each facility.