Facility access

Listed below, in order, are the required steps necessary to be an authorized Facility user:

  1. Facility users must complete the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) required CITI training modules available on the CITI website. A passing score of 80 percent is required for each module. See “Training for Research Staff, IACUC members and CMU Staff” for an overview of the required CITI training modules and how to access CITI.
  2. Facility users must be listed on an active animal-use protocol before they begin work with animals. Investigators will need to submit an Amendment(s) within e-Protocol to add new research personnel to their current protocol(s).  The Investigator must include the individuals training and/or experience as it relates to the procedures they will be performing on the protocol. It is acceptable for Investigators to include a statement that personnel will be trained by the investigative staff in those procedures relevant to the protocol.
  3. A facility orientation and guided tour of the Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU) is required. Please contact Jayne Poyer, CMU Supervisor, to schedule a mutually agreeable time for a facility tour. Jayne can be reached either by phone at 330-325-6556 or ext. 6556 or by e-mail at
  4. All health evaluation and safety training requirements must be completed as determined by Northeast Ohio Medical University Occupational Health and Safety Office. Please contact Jesse Zampedro in the EOHS Office to discuss occupational health and safety requirements. He can be reached either by phone at 330-325-6496, or ext. 6496 or by e-mail at


PLEASE NOTE: A facility tour and all occupational health and safety requirements must be completed before the IACUC can approve the Amendment.

Once all four requirements are complete, the IACUC Office will contact the NEOMED Police Department via email to have the requesting individual’s key card upgraded to permit access to the CMU.

For questions regarding facility access or problems with key cards, please contact the IACUC Office by phone at ext. 6559 or visit us on campus in Room V-114.


Lauren Brierley, D.V.M.
Director, Comparative Medicine Unit
Phone: 330-325-6558

Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU)

Research at NEOMED

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