This course is introductory in methodology for fish and aims to give the participants demonstration and hands-on practice in humane and safe ways to handle, restrain and perform specific procedures in fish. It also provides important information that is mandatory for all new principal investigators, researchers, students, visitors, volunteers, and animal care personnel seeking access to the facility. The Orientation session gives an on-site overview of the facility procedures and the biosecurity standards held in the facility. It covers unit layout and use (housing vs. procedure rooms), room entry and exit procedures, fish health monitoring, documentation, and communication (Logs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Animal Utilization Protocols (AUPs)), and information on regulatory inspections and Animal Care Committee (ACC) site visits.
Participants are provided online Courselink material, which will be accessible after 24 hours of registration. This material must be reviewed prior to attending the orientation session so that the participant is prepared to take a short quiz at the time of the orientation session. Requirements
Additional Requirements- We kindly ask you to thoroughly answer the questionary during the registration for this course.
- Please ensure you have completed or started the compulsory online course “Core Modules, Animal Care”. This course is a prerequisite for being listed on the Animal Utilization Protocol (AUP).
- Familiarize with online reading material, which you will find on your CourseLink webpage after 24 hours of registration.
*Course details are subject to change.