Institutional Animal User Training Program (IAUTP)

To receive training for work within the Rodent Research Facility, please click here to register

The Animal Welfare Committee (AWC) of the University of Lethbridge in compliance with the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) requires all personnel who will be working with research animals to complete appropriate training and that the University of Lethbridge maintain records to document this training. Until your training is successfully completed, access (including direct supervision access) to the animal facility is PROHIBITED unless prior authorization has been received from the Facility Coordinator.

The Institutional Animal User Training Program is provided through the Office of Research Ethics (theoretical knowledge in the principles of humane experimental science and ethical issues associated with the use of those animals, including the 3 R’s) and through Animal Care Services (practical knowledge, skills and competency assessment in animal handling).

For IAUTP Part 1 (Ethics) training, please contact Keiko McCreary, Ethics Officer by email at