2015 Animal Training Changes
Starting in January, 2015, we will no longer be using CITI for
routine animal user renewal training. All animal users will be
required to view a PowerPoint document that will be on the website
which is going to review issues relevant to work here at this
institution. Starting in January, 2015, renewal training will
be required YEARLY. All employees will be notified when they
are required to complete renewal training.
If you make changes to your protocol and you get an error message
once you save that states the changes can't be saved because the
"following accounts are not longer active:", simply go to the
accounts field and delete the account(s). You will then be
able to save the changes made to the protocol.
3 Year Renewals in TOPAZ
Please be aware that 3 year renewals in TOPAZ must be handled as
a NEW PROTOCOL SUBMISSION. You cannot "renew" the protocol
nor can you paste from your
old protocol. This is a problem that we are aware of but TOPAZ
will not fix.
IACUC Office Phone Number
We have a new phone number for the IACUC office: 860-679-3429. Please use
this number for general questions/requests for the IACUC.
Dr. Jim Watras for training on the Topaz protocol management
system. Training on the system is required prior to receiving
access to create or submit protocols.
The IACUC is requiring that all euthanasia stations be equipped
with the Euthanex® system. Please review
from the IACUC Chair regarding this issue. For more
information, contact Dr. Chidambaram, Attending Veterinarian.