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The Southeast Missouri State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) requires that all Principal Investigators with an approved IACUC Application for the Use of Vertebrate Animals (AUVA), and any personnel listed on those applications, complete Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Courses before they are allowed to begin working on the project. CITI Program is a web-based subscription service providing research ethics education to all members of the research community. CITI is a multi-language site used by over 830 participating institutions and facilities from around the world including Southeast Missouri State University. Southeast Missouri State University’s training requirements in animal research are satisfied by completion of specified CITI training courses.
Prior to working on an approved IACUC project, all research personnel must complete Southeast Missouri State University’s course in animal research entitled, "Working With the IACUC" as well as any applicable species-specific modules. An aggregate score of 80% must be achieved for all modules within a course in order to pass the course. CITI training is valid for 3 years following successful course completion with reminders sent by the CITI Program 90 days prior to the expiration of training. In addition to taking required training modules, it is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator to ensure that any new research personnel are added to existing IACUC protocols.