UTSA Animal User Training Program


"Creating a solid foundation for good science with humane animal care"


The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at UTSA requires all individuals engaged in animal-based research to complete the UTSA Animal User Training Program. This training requirement is in accordance with the policies and guidelines set forth in the "Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals"; the "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals"; the USDA Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations; and UTSA policies.

UTSA enjoys AAALAC International accreditation, that is recognized around the world as the "Gold Standard" of animal care and use.

The IACUC, in partnership with the Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC), is pleased to offer this training program to investigators and research staff to promote safe, humane handling of animals as well as teach the latest techniques that are often required in experimental studies.

Training Requirements


All training requirements can be found by clicking here:

UTSA Animal User Training Program Requirements Checklist


Frequently Asked Questions


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