Animal Welfare

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Incident Reporting

Wright State University is committed to the humane treatment and proper care of all laboratory animals used for research or education in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act (Public Law 99-198).  Persons who witness or suspect abuse of laboratory animals are encouraged to report such incidents to the following individuals:

Ellen Reinsch-Friese, M.H.  
Interim Vice-President for Research
937-775-2709

Adrian Corbett, Ph.D.
Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
937-775-2058

Anonymous reports may be made through EthicsPoint by calling 1-855-353-3783

No adverse action will be taken against anyone making a report. Reports of animal abuse may remain anonymous.

EthicsPoint Anonymous Reporting


General Information


Forms


Training

Training is required prior to working with laboratory animals, and the IACUC will not approve protocols or amendments that include personnel with incomplete training. The training program has five components that are required for anyone proposing to use or otherwise handle laboratory animals.

Introductory Training is offered online through Pilot (www.pilot.wright.edu).   Email lar@wright.edu to request access to this training.  You will receive an email confirmation once registered.  Quiz completion is required.  For futher instructions please contact the Laboratory Animal Resources office (LAR, 053 Health Sciences) at 937-775-2792.

Refresher Training is also available through Pilot and must be completed every 3 years. Completion of the associated quiz with a score of 80% or higher is required. Follow the instructions above to access this training.

Species-Specific Training is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Login to the website, register as a Wright State University affiliate, and complete courses on all species you will be working with. The LAR administrator will be notified when you complete a course. 

Occupational Safety Training is offered online through Pilot (www.pilot.wright.edu). Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS, 047 Biological Sciences) to request access to this training at 937-775-2215.

Medical Surveillance Questionnaire: After completion of Occupational Safety training, obtain this questionnaire from LAR or EHS.  Complete and return the questionnaire to EHS (047 Biological Sciences). This form must be reviewed by the Occupational Health Physician prior to direct handling of animals, which may take up to one week.  Please plan accordingly.

Significant Financial Interest Disclosure:  Per University Policy 6110, any faculty, staff, or student who is involved in the design, conduct, or reporting of research must complete a disclosure.  The disclosure form can be found in the RSP Gateway (rspgateway.wright.edu) under the SFI Disclosure tab. For more information on SFI disclosures, visit the Financial Conflict of Interest webpage.

CITI training is also available for IACUC members.


Federal Guidelines


Contact Information

Amanda Karper, Compliance Coordinator 
937-775-3332 or amanda.karper@wright.edu

Ellen Reinsch Friese, Interim Vice President for Research

937-775-2709 or ellen.friese@wright.edu