Instructions on how to gain access to the animal facilities:
Step 2: Form information will be verified. The Access Coordinator will contact requester regarding training time(s) and schedule training through the Outlook calendar system.
Step 3: Requester will need to print the form attached to the Outlook training invitation. The form must be brought to each training session to obtain the required signature/s. The training schedule will be provided in the training invitation.
Step 4: Attend the scheduled training session. If unable to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Animal facility tour and training will be provided by the facility supervisor or an OAR veterinarian.
Step 5: Once training is complete in all required animal facilities and the form has been signed by each trainer, please contact Oaremail@example.com. Access Coordinator will schedule an appointment to perform hand scan and grant access.
Rodent animal housing facility entry order:
The order in which rodent housing facilities are accessed is dictated by the animals' health status in each facility. Some risks accepted in the non-barrier facilities are excluded from the barrier facilities. Therefore, if personnel must handle animals housed in both types of facilities:
- Barrier facilities must always be accessed and animals handled prior to non-barrier facilities/animals.
- After working with rodents housed in a non-barrier facility, the barrier facility must not be entered until the next day unless permission is granted in advance by an OAR veterinarian.