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  • 1.  IACUC Member Refresher Training

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 11-08-2021 08:10

    Hi, all...

     

    Another compliance area question for you...

     

    How would you handle a situation where an IACUC committee member needs to take a refresher course, but that committee member has had eye surgery and will not be able to complete training before the current expiration date?

     

    The person has been on the committee at least three years, so the person is trained, but needs to update.


    Thanks!

     

    Pam

     

    Pamela A. (Krauser) Vargas
    Director
    Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

    Southeast Missouri State University

    One University Plaza, MS0125

    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

    573.651.2196
    pvargas@semo.edu

     



  • 2.  RE: IACUC Member Refresher Training

    TEAM CAYUSE
    Posted 11-09-2021 04:22
    Hi Pam,

    I would allow them to take the refresher when they are able to given the circumstances. Unless your institutional policy on IACUC member training states specific methods and timelines, the regs are silent on them and only require members to be "qualified" and that they are provided opportunities to understand their role. Additionally, and again unless specifics are stated in institutional policies, the natural continuing education surrounding committee membership is often viewed as training. Please feel free to connect with me via email  (lindsay.andrews@cayuse.com) should you have any additional questions.

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    Lindsay Andrews
    Solutions Consultant
    Cayuse
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  • 3.  RE: IACUC Member Refresher Training

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 11-09-2021 06:00
    Pam,

    I concur with Lindsay.  The three-year "rule" is your institutional mandate.  Many institutions have a one-and-done rule regarding formalized member training.  It is reasonable to be flexible on this.  No doubt the member will "see" to it to get the training done.  :)

    Bruce

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    Bruce W Kennedy
    IACUC Administrator
    Chapman University
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  • 4.  RE: IACUC Member Refresher Training

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 11-09-2021 06:07

    Thanks. Lindsay.  I appreciate the response.

     

    I had already told the chair I was less concerned since this is a veteran committee member, and advised him to just document the reason and have her take the training as soon as she is able, but told him I would ask around as well.

     

    This is helpful!

     

    Pam

     

    Pamela A. (Krauser) Vargas
    Director
    Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

    Southeast Missouri State University

    One University Plaza, MS0125

    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

    573.651.2196
    pvargas@semo.edu

     






  • 5.  RE: IACUC Member Refresher Training

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 11-09-2021 10:32
    Well, this is interesting.  Surely CITI training has accessible materials, but I have never verified that.  Yinkies.  My bad.

    A

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    Andrea Buford
    Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
    Oakland University
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