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Animal Use Qualifications and CITI Training Information

Animal Use Qualifications - To be approved to work with vertebrate animals at Purdue University, you must have an Animal Use Qualification Form on file with the Purdue Animal Care and Use Committee (PACUC). This is the first step that must be taken to use vertebrate animals at Purdue. To complete the Animal Use Qualification Form, please refer to the links below:

Animal Use Qualification Documentation - Purdue Employees with Career Accounts

Animal Use Qualification Documentation - Non-Purdue Employees or Non-Career Account Holders

CITI Training Information – After you have completed the Animal Use Qualification Form, you will be asked by the PACUC office to complete step 2 which involves completing relevant Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) on-line modules. Information on how to complete these on-line modules will be sent to you via email once the PACUC office has received your Animal Use Qualification Form.

If you prefer to begin completing the CITI modules prior to the PACUC office contacting you, you may do so by following the instructions at the link below.

CITI Instructions

Vertebrate Animal Protocol Application – The third step that must be completed to use animals at Purdue University is to make sure that you are listed on an approved protocol application. Protocol applications / Amendments to Protocol Applications may only be submitted by faculty or senior research scientists/associates (commonly called Principal Investigators – PI’s). PI’s must list all personnel on the protocol application who will be working with vertebrate animals as part of their research, teaching, or testing activities. If a PI needs to add personnel after a protocol application has been approved by PACUC, they may do so by submitting an Amendment to the approved protocol. No one should be listed on, or added to, a protocol application unless he/she has completed Steps 1 and 2 above.

For further assistance with this process, please contact the PACUC office at or (765) 494-9163.

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