Steps for gaining access to the animal facilities

(1) Complete your HIPAA training online here.

(2) Complete your CITI training online here.

(3) Take the online RARC training module for ‘Animal User Orientation’ here.

(4) Take the online ‘Safety for Personnel with Animal Contact’ course on Canvas here.

(5) Complete and submit the online ‘Animal Contact Risk Questionnaire’ (ACRQ) form via the myUHS website. I’ve included instructions for how to do this in this document.

(6) Please send us an email ( to let us know you have successfully completed steps 1-5 above. At this point, we’ll make sure that you are added to our protocol.

(7) Once you are officially listed on the protocol, schedule the one-on-one, in-person RARC training ‘Surgery Fundamentals‘. You’ll need to email the trainer ( to schedule this. The trainer might then require that you complete other online modules prior to the in-person training (e.g., the ‘Mouse’, ‘Rat’, ‘Anesthesia’ and/or ‘Aseptic technique’ Closed Access modules). Please email us ( the date that you will be taking the training.

(8) Complete your scheduled in-person Surgery Fundamentals training.

(9) Complete BRMS online orientation, Microisolator Online Training, and complete a BRMS Request for Access Form (in order to gain keycard access specifically to our animal facilities). The online orientation/training consists of reading through this BRMS document and following the proper links. Link to Microisolator Online Training can be found in the BRMS document above. Please also download and then fill out this BRMS Request for Access Form. To save time, I’ve populated some of the fields for you. Email the completed form to Richard Carson ( and cc

(10) Schedule a walk-through tour of our animal facility. You can do this by emailing Richard Carson at or by calling him at 608-262-7566.