Animal Research Education Program


Anyone wishing to perform any animal research work at Western or its affiliates must be trained as per the requirements of their specific Animal Use Protocols.

In order to sign up for training, your name must first be listed on an approved AUP. If you are not, the Principal Investigator (PI) must submit a Protocol Modification to ACC office via eSirius. Once that information is received and processed, a Research Education staff member will automatically register you for the online courses and workshops required. You will then receive a registration email to inform you that you have access to the courses. If applicable, dates for hands-on workshops will be set at the same time and will be included on the email.

Workshops have been grouped into training sessions in order to provide sequential training for the most frequently requested information.  The training sessions and workshops are hands-on. You will receive information on location and of any prerequisites such as completion of online course content.  Online course sessions and quizzes must be completed prior to attending the workshop.

The Research Eduction Team is situated in two locations, to best meet the needs of the research community: one training site at Western and one at the South end of London. What this means for researchers is that when new personnel are assessed for animal user training, they will be directed to one of the two training sites, depending on the PI's primary location (office and/or lab). If that site is too busy to provide timely training, you may be directed to the other site.

For more information on our training sessions and workshops, please see our Research Education Training Course Outlines and Pricing (PDF).

Workshop Sessions begin at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. unless notified of another time. Please familiarize yourself with the location of your class to avoid tardiness. Students who do not arrive on time may be asked to reschedule the workshop and may have a fee charged for rescheduling.