Education and Training

The primary goal of the Education Program is to ensure that all personnel involved in the care and use of animals in research, teaching and testing at the University of Manitoba are adequately trained in the principles of laboratory animal science and the ethical use of animals, and that they have the necessary practical skills required to conduct sound, humane research using animals.

The program is divided into two components: didactic and hands-on wet labs.

Didactic Component

All personnel associated with any research program utilizing live or intact animals must complete the Animal User Training Course (on-line) before initiating any work involving animals. This includes summer students and other short term workers.  Ethics training received from any Canadian institution assessed by the CCAC and holding a Good Animal Practice (GAP) certificate is considered equivalent to the University of Manitoba’s on line Animal User Training Course.  Therefore, personnel with this type of previous training will not be required to complete the U of M Course and can proceed by submitting the Animal User Training Form for further direction.

Students and personnel who already possess an UMnetID can self-register for the on-line Animal User Training Course by following these steps.

1. Access UM Learn and select
         a. Support
         b. Self-Registration
         c. Animal User Training Course 

2. Follow the steps to register.

3. Select the appropriate stream.

Students and personnel who do not have an UMnetID must submit a request for a sponsored account to: autp@umanitoba.ca.  Once the account has been provided, users can follow the steps outlined above.

Wet Lab Component

Wet lab attendance is dependent upon the work being conducted. Sessions are assigned on an individual basis.

CLICK HERE FOR WET LAB COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
CLICK HERE FOR WET LAB TRAINING SCHEDULE
CLICK HERE FOR WET LAB REGISTRATION FORM

Wildlife users have an additional PI-directed component to their training. Click here for further details: PI-Directed Wildlife Training  

Example of a PI-Directed Wildlife Training Synopsis I.M.A. Researcher, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba.

Note: When filling out electronic forms first save it to your computer and then complete the form by adding the necessary information. Once the information is complete re-save the document to your computer.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING RESOURCES

Animal User Training Program Compliance Guidance for Animal Users and Animal Care Committees (ACCs)


NEW WORKSHOP

Endpoints, Monitoring and Record Keeping
E-mail: autp@umanitoba.ca to register