We are very excited that you are considering working in the Capps Lab. Before you begin collaborating with us, you will need to register with the university by filling out forms and complete some safety training. If you will be working with vertebrate animals or humans, you will need to complete additional training listed below. I will need electronic copies of all of the forms and proof that you completed each training module before you can begin. If you will be a paid employee, we will also need you to register in the system so that you can enter your work hours. Please see below for the required training.
All People Working or Volunteering in the Lab
If you will be working in the lab, you must complete the following training and the appropriate form(s). All of these modules can be located here.
Chemical Specific Right-to-Know Annual Training (administered by ESD through USG)
Chematix training; chemical inventory and waste processing (administered by ESD)
All People Working with Vertebrate Animals
If you will be working with vertebrate animals, please complete the following relevant training. You may also have to take any additional training modules targeted towards the species you will be working with in the field or lab (e.g., fishes or amphibians).
All People Working with Humans
If you will be working with humans (i.e., interviews, etc.), please follow the directions outlined here: https://research.uga.edu/hrpp/citi-training/. Most likely, you will only need to complete the “Social & Behavioral Research” module and the “Social & Behavioral Research–International” module.
If you are going to be a paid employee, please fill out both of the “Paid Employee Forms”. You will also need to make sure to get into the system so that you can enter your hours and be paid. This must be approved after all of your relevant paperwork is completed and before you begin work.
If you are a volunteer over the age of 18, please fill out the “Volunteer” form.
If you are a volunteer under the age of 18 please have your parents or legal guardians fill out the “Young Ecologists Volunteer Program” in addition to the “Volunteer Form” above.
Young Ecologists Volunteer Program