Prior to using the GRAMS system for submissions you may enroll in the GRAMS IACUC User Training through UNT Bridge. You will also find helpful source documents and FAQs at the end of this training.

CITI Animal Research Training

For each Animal Use Protocol Application, the Principal Investigator and every individual who will be taking part in study activities are required to complete training through CITI every 5 years. GRAMS users will notice an expiration date of 3 years noted in the system; however, reviewers will not request re-training based on this date.

Investigators and participants must complete the CITI “Working with the IACUC” course for Investigators, Staff, and Students.

Investigators and participants must also complete courses that pertain to the protocols they will be participating in.  This includes modules on the animal species you will be working with, wildlife research, surgery and aseptic techniques, etc.  

IACUC Committee Members are required to take the CITI “IACUC Chairs, Members, and Coordinators”

To register:

  • Go to CITI Login
  • Click “Register”
  • Complete registration steps as directed, using The University of North Texas (Denton, TX) as your “Participating Institution”.  Please use your current UNT email address to ensure your training will populate within the GRAMS system.
  • Note that the RCR Basic course option does not need to be selected during registration unless required by your project funding agency.
  • Once you have finalized registration, the courses you selected should appear on your main menu.
  • You and the IACUC Administrator will receive a completion certificate upon successful completion of all required modules.

Risk Management Required Training for Animal Related Work

Risk Management Services Biosafety Training

Risk Management Services requires training specific to the materials and procedures of each study and their associated lab environment such as Biosafety Training, Bloodborne Pathogen Training, Animal Safety Training, etc., to ensure compliance and health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.  Principal Investigators are responsible for ensuring the appropriate trainings are taken by all key personnel prior to study initiation or participation.

Specialized Procedures

Specialized procedures involving animals that require hands-on staff training may be requested through the UNT Vivarium Manager:


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