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Training Requirements

Monmouth University is committed to providing training and on-going education for IACUC members, investigators, research staff, and other individuals working with animals in a research or education setting. Monmouth University has adopted the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) as the required course to maintain compliance with federal regulations.

All investigators, research staff, and study team members must complete basic or refresher CITI training (including the required modules) or provide evidence of equivalent training before the IACUC can approve the submission. There is no exception to this requirement.

Please follow the Steps to Register for CITI Program Training (document being finalized) and complete required MU training content. Training is valid for a period of three years from the date of completion.

Training will be verified at the time of initial protocol submission, continuing review and with an amendment to add study personnel. If training has not been completed or has lapsed and is not completed in a timely manner, the investigator or research staff member may be removed from the study or otherwise restricted from participating in the research.

In addition to the basic requirements, MU will periodically provide training on topics relevant to regulations, policies and standards, and IACUC submission processes and requirements. Training may be provided via in-service or virtual, workshops, webinars, e-Learning, or through distribution of articles, presentations, and other materials. Investigators and staff may request training or offer training suggestions by contacting the Acting Assistant Director, Research Compliance at

Additional Educational Training and Guidelines