All individuals engaged in laboratory animal research at Dasman Diabetes Institute, or under the oversight of the DDI ACEC, are required to complete practical and theory training prior to the engagement of animal research.
CITI is a well-respected, web-based training product that was designed by, and is updated and maintained by, a number of nationally known research professionals. CITI is based at the University of Miami. It is designed around topic-specific modules, each followed by a short quiz.
The core courses will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete, while each specialized species or model specific course will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. Please note that the courses do not have to be completed in one sitting. CITI is user-friendly and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Practical training must be completed prior to this requirement. Practical training is conducted in-house under direction of the Animal Facility Manager.
Specialized Techniques Training is also available on an as-needed basis and includes topics such as oral gavage, tail vein injection, and submandibular blood collection. Please discuss requests with the Animal Facility Manager.
Mandatory for All working with Mice
Mandatory for All working with Rats
Mandatory for all performing Research on Zebrafish
If you are performing survival surgery on rodents, you must also complete:
Additional training, such as biohazard training, radiation safety training or chemical safety training, may be required depending the nature of your animal research.