All students, faculty and staff who conduct Princeton University-sponsored animal research are required to complete Animal Worker Health and Safety Training and visit Occupational Health to enroll in the medical surveillance program for animal users. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval for your research is contingent upon completion of training and receipt of medical clearance.
Jump to: Annual Interim Surveillance
Health and Safety Training
After you have completed the training, start the medical clearance process. You will need assistance from your laboratory manager to enroll.
If you are new to the University or to animal research, please follow the below instructions.
Initiating the Medical Clearance Process for Animal Users
Note: Steps 1-2c are completed by the lab manager. Steps 3a-b are completed by the animal user. Step 4 can be viewed by both.
Step 4: Approved
Your animal user medical clearance must be renewed annually. Researchers who have enrolled and are cleared will receive email reminders approximately 6 weeks prior to medical clearance expiration. The email contains instructions on how to renew the clearance. In addition to updating your health history, the annual clearance may require a visit to Occupational Health, depending upon the type of research you conduct and your current health status.
If you have questions about interim surveillance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.