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.

Theoretical Training

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

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.

Required Modules

Mandatory for All working with Mice

Practical Training Theoretical Training
Orientation of Rodent Facility Principal Investigator

Working with IACUC

Working With Mice

Rodent Handling & Restraint Other Researchers

Working With Mice

Mandatory for All working with Rats

Practical Training Theoretical Training
Orientation of Rodent Facility Principal Investigator

Working with IACUC

Working With Rats

Rodent Handling & Restraint Other Researchers

Working With Rats

Mandatory for all performing Research on Zebrafish

Practical Training Theoretical Training
Orientation Aquatic Facility

Zebrafish Surgery and Post-Operative Care

Zebrafish Anesthesia

Zebrafish Analgesia

Zebrafish Euthanasia

Aseptic Surgery in Zebrafish

Principal Investigator

Working with IACUC

Working With Rats

Other Researchers

Working With Rats

If you are performing survival surgery on rodents, you must also complete:

Practical Training Theoretical Training
Rodent Surgery and Post-Operative Care

Rodent Anesthesia

Rodent Analgesia

Rodent Euthanasia

Aseptic Surgery in Rodents

Principal Investigator

Working with IACUC

Aseptic Surgery

Reducing plain and distress in laboratory mice and rats

Other Researchers

Aseptic Surgery

Reducing plain and distress in laboratory mice and rats

Minimizing Pain and Distress

Additional training, such as biohazard training, radiation safety training or chemical safety training, may be required depending the nature of your animal research.

To know more about the ACEC Training, please contact us.

Sara AlKandariAnimal Care and Ethics Committee Chairman
Phone: +965 2224 2999 Ext. 2807
Abdulaziz AlAteeqiAnimal Care and Ethics Committee Coordinator
Phone: +965 2224 2999 Ext. 3330