Training Schedule

Normally, our facility tour and animal restraining and handling training days are the 1st Tuesday (1:00 pm) and 3rd Wednesday (1:00 pm) of each month.  

To schedule a tour and rodent handling session, make sure to have completed steps 1-4 below: 

    1. The Principal Investigator (PI) must add all new personnel to the approved Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) animal use protocol
      • Contact the IACUC office at 304-293-7073 for more information.
    2. New personnel must successfully complete the CITI online IACUC Required Training modules ( 
    3. New personnel must complete the brief Occupational Health Questionnaire for animal handlers working with laboratory animals (, and receive clearance to work with animals.
    4. New personnel working in HSC or LSB must complete the OLAR Facility Training module in SOLE and pass the quiz (≥80%).
    5. New personnel working in HSC must email to schedule a tour and rodent handling session with a member of OLAR staff. New personnel working in LSB will be trained by their PI and can contact for additional training. 
    6. After steps 1-5 have been completed, the PI must submit a request for animal facility access (include the new lab member's 700/800 number) to Minnie Mahajan ( on behalf of the new laboratory staff member.

When activated for access, your WVU ID will be accepted at animal facility entrance card readers.

Abuse of access privileges may result in deactivation.