Resources & Training

This page is intended to help investigators plan animal experiments and understand the basic requirements surrounding animal research.

Visit the Wiki page to view IACUC policies, guidelines, and SOPs.

Preparations and Considerations

Justifying Animal Numbers

Literature Search for Alternatives to Painful/Distressful Animal Procedures

Pain Management in Rodent Animal Research

Monitoring for Humane Endpoints in Animal Research

Contingency Planning

Training Requirements for Working with Animals

Use this guide to help facilitate the IACUC onboarding process. 


Learn how to access and complete training in HTP. 
For lab managers: Learn how to assign and monitor training in HTP.

For lab managers: Use this spreadsheet to document and keep track of training for your staff. 

Additional Training?

The Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine provides hands-on training and additional resource materials

EH&S provides an optional Waste Anesthetic Gas Training course in HTP.