Research at UAB often requires specific training in order to perform the research safely.  Many OVPRED offices provide specific courses, some of which are required by regulatory agencies, prior to performing the research. These courses are available via the UAB Faculty & Staff Learning System, which enables employees to register for classroom training, complete online courses, browse their training history, and more. If you have a question or a suggestion about research-related training, e-mail Fredia Fuller Dillard.


Animal Resources Program (ARP)

The Animal Resources Program (ARP) is the service unit that provides husbandry and veterinary medical care for all animals required in research and teaching programs at UAB. The professional staff supports researchers with a comprehensive array of veterinary medical services.

Currently the ARP does offer animal health guidance and procedures for laboratory staff as well as guidance.  Mandatory animal training is offered via the IACUC. However, the Veterinarians and their staff are available to assist when needed especially when developing animal protocols.

Visit the ARP website for more information.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee office, in order to assure institutional compliance with sound principles of humane animal care, existing laws and to protect the research interests of the community, requires all protocols involving the use of animals to be reviewed and approved by the IACUC. This policy extends to all grants submitted for extramural funding, all internally funded research projects (including pilot studies), all testing, and any teaching involving the use of animals.

The training required in order to use animals for teaching, testing, and research regarding animals is available on the IACUC website. It is not available for those outside the UAB community.  

Conflict of Interest Review Board (CIRB)

The CIRB is charged with the ongoing development of procedures for identifying, reviewing, and managing conflicts of interest as they relate to sponsored research.

For more information, please visit the CIRB website.

Effort Reporting

UAB has established policies and procedures regarding responsible fiscal management of sponsored projects through effort reporting. In order to ensure that those are understood and followed, effort reporting training is required of all UAB Project Employees (employees who must certify effort on sponsored projects) and for Departmental Effort Officers (DEOs).

Please visit the UAB Compliance Office website for more information.

Institutional Review Board for Human Use (IRB)

The UAB IRB reviews all research conducted by UAB investigators that involves human subjects as defined by federal regulations. The aim of IRB review is to ensure that such research is conducted in an ethical manner.

Please visit the IRB’s training website to see the requirements for IRB training and links to available courses.

Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)

Occupational Health and Safety’s mission is to ensure that employees and students have a safe workplace by providing them with the service and knowledge necessary to protect themselves, the UAB community, and the environment.

In order to fulfill this mission, they have created multiple courses covering occupational health and safety issues at UAB. Please visit their OH&S website.

OH&S Health Enrollment Form – if applicable.

UAB Enterprise Code of Conduct

The UAB Enterprise Code of Conduct demonstrates UAB's Values in Action.  Building on UAB's core values of integrity, respect, service, and collaboration, the Code includes eight standards of behavior that are expected of all UAB community members.