All students, staff, and faculty need to comply with various training elements before participating in any animal research activities at UTEP. Training requirements must be completed prior to being listed on any protocol or be given access to the animal facilities.
Request a vivarium access form by contacting the IACUC office. Individuals must have training completed and be added to an approved animal protocol prior to requesting access.
Our office uses IRBNet.org to process all vivarium access request forms electronically. Any individual requiring independent access will be required to create an account with IRBNet. Once registered, our office will be able to share the form with the student so they may sign the form electronically.
This form will be reviewed for approval by the Attending Veterinarian. If approved, the IACUC office will inform the student, at which point it will be the student’s reasonability to contact the Animal Facilities Manager for access. The Animal Facilities Manager will schedule a time to meet with the student to scan their hand and finalize the process.
NO individual may enter any animal facility using the access authorization of someone else.