Animal Care Training for IACUC Protocol

You cannot handle, sample, or collect vertebrates until you have completed this process.

This process can take up to a week to complete.

You will need to have a UW NetID to complete the trainings. If you do not have a NetID, please email Alyssa Luckey Winters who will add you to the CFL Manifest Group and will email you instructions on setting up your NetID.

Everyone at the Center for Limnology (all staff, students, TEs, student hourlies, and individuals from other institutions) who will be handling, sampling or collecting live fish or other vertebrates in the wild must:

  1. Complete training steps listed below. (Note, you must send email verification that you have completed Step 1 to start this process)
  2. You will be added to one or more Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols
  3. You will also be added to the CFL Scientific Collectors Permit.


Please contact Monet Hutchins if you have any questions. You can look up what training(s) you’ve completed on Research Animal Resources and Compliance (RARC) web site. Click on My Profile in top ribbon to log in with your Net ID.

  1. Complete Animal User Orientation online training
  2. You will receive a verification email that you have completed this training.
  3. Forward this email to Monet Hutchins and cc Kelly O’Ferrell and your supervisor.
  4. Monet will add you to, and email you, the protocol(s)
  5. Review the protocol as well as the Standard Operating Procedure for your location (found at the bottom of the Chemical & Lab Safety User Guide webpage).
  6. Once you have been added to the protocol, you, your supervisor and PI will receive emails from RARC with information about additional protocol required trainings including hands-on* species specific training.
  7. Enter your education and experience by following the instructions on RARC’s Protocol Personnel Training and Experience Management in My Profile web page.

*If you are at Trout Lake Station: The fish training checklist will be maintained on station. See Amber Mrnak to sign the log in the animal care book at the station, and email a screenshot of your completed online training to Amber Mrnak so animal training on the housing sheet can be checked off.

*If you are at Hasler Lab: The fish training checklist will be maintained by Alice Ogden-Nussbaum.

For comments or suggestions regarding this page, contact Monet Hutchins.  Updated March 2023