Appropriate and fulsome training is an essential component of any institutional animal ethics and care program. However, while all personnel involved in animal-based research and teaching must be competent and adequately trained in the principles of animal ethics and care, there are many different roles within each institutional animal ethics and care program to take into consideration, including those who conduct animal-based research or teaching (including investigators, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, veterinarians, and research staff), animal health professionals, animal care committee members, and institutional officials (senior administrators).
Each of these groups has very different educational and training needs. To assist in meeting these needs, the CCAC hosts a variety of training events, such as our national workshops and webinars, and develops training modules to support the implementation of our guidelines documents.
Please note: The actual training requirements and the competency of those who work with animals in science are to be determined by institutional animal care committees, together with those responsible for training in practice and with the institution's senior administrator.