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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The University of Richmond Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee oversees the ethical use of animals in research at the University of Richmond. The current Chair of the IACUC is Dr. Peter Smallwood.  Details on the University of Richmond's IACUC practices and policies can be found on the IACUC website. As stated on the IACUC website, "All individuals who conduct research with animals are required to complete CITI training." CITI administration is performed by the UR IRB Chair.  Directions for registering for CITI animal care modules can be accessed HERE. Please note that the IACUC will direct researchers as to which modules they will need to take.  For example, some researchers might be required to take modules on research with amphibians while other might be required to take modules associated with research with mice.  It is recommended that researchers first register for the modules that they are required to take and later register for modules of interest. Reason being, the CITI program may require you to take modules in a designated order.  Thus researchers will want to register for the required modules first.

The Chair of the University of Richmond IACUC is Dr. Peter Smallwood, Associate Professor of Biology, whose office is in the Gottwald Center for the Sciences.  He may be contacted at (804) 289-8803

Because IACUC requirements vary by researcher, one will usually not receive a completion certificate. To validate your training, you should print off individual module completion notices and use them for verification of completion of CITI training. The IRB Chair can also access CITI records.  If you need a list of animal care modules that you have completed, contact the IRB chair at