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Personnel Requirements

In order to begin IACUC Training requirements, you must first have a NetID from your school/department.

AALAS Online Training and Occupational Health Services (OHS) Program

There are two requirements for all laboratory personnel handling and caring for animals at Northwestern University: AALAS Online Training and Occupational Health Services (OHS) Program Enrollment

AALAS Online Training

All AALAS Training Courses must be completed by EACH individual listed on an ASP or an addendum prior to being submitted to the IACUC.
  1. Visit the AALAS Learning Library. (Using Firefox or Chrome as a web browser.)
  2. Select “Northwestern University” as your organization, and login with your NetID and password. You will be added to the NU waitlist. 
  3. Complete the AALAS Training Request Form
  4. The IACUC Office will  review your form and assign you the required coursework within AALAS. You will receive an email notification that the courses requested have been assigned to you. 
  5. To complete the assigned courses: Log back into the AALAS Learning Library and click on “Assignments” in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. All required courses will be listed, including required species-specific courses. 

Below, click on the species that you will be working with to view a summary reference list of all required training including the AALAS courses. 

Occupational Health Services (OHS) Program Enrollment

All individuals listed on an ASP must initiate the OHS process prior to IACUC submission. This process may occur concurrently with the IACUC review and approval process. However, official approval will not be granted unless enrollment requirements are met. All personnel must renew OHS enrollment every three years. 

The OHS Enrollment process will vary based on campus location: Chicago Campus or Evanston Campus.

  1. Complete the Enrollment Authorization Form* 
    Download the enrollment authorization form and email it to 
  2. Complete the Corporate Health Medical Questionnaire
    Upon receipt of the enrollment authorization form, you will be sent a direct email with a link from Corporate Health containing the Corporate Health Medical Questionnaire for Accessing Animal Facilities.
  1. Complete the OMEGA Health Medical Questionnaire*
    Download the Evanston questionnaire
    and submit it by e-mail to two recipients: and or deliver it by hand for review and clearance to: NorthShore OMEGA 2150 Pfingsten Rd #3000, Glenview, IL 60026
    *Please send this form to NorthShore OMEGA and NOT to the IACUC office.
  2. Complete the Enrollment Authorization Form* 
    Download the enrollment authorization form and email it to 
What kind of service will I need? 
  • Health History Evaluation: This service is required for all individuals working with animals.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test: An annual TB test is required for any individual working with nonhuman primates (NHP). Personnel undergoing a TB test must take a printed copy of the OHS Authorization Form signed by the IACUC Office with them to the visit with the health care provider. 

I've completed all IACUC Onboarding requirements, what's next? 



Will you be a PI Proxy or a Lab Editor? Submit an eIACUC Training & Assistance Request Form to schedule your training session with one of our eIACUC Specialists.  

eIACUC Training & Assistance Request Form

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