Institutional Animal User Training Program (IAUTP)

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).


  • To receive training in Field Studies, please contact your Principal Investigator.
  • To receive training for work within the Aquatic Research Facility, please contact the Aquatic Research Facility Coordinator.
  • To receive training for work within the Rodent Research Facility, please see Rodent Training on the left.