Research Occupational Health Program

Program Description

The University of Minnesota requires all faculty, staff, students, and volunteers who work with animals to enroll and participate in the Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP). ROHP consists of training requirements and medical requirements, which are assigned based on the species of animal to which you are exposed and the type of work you do.

How to Enroll in ROHP

ROHP enrollment is based on being added to a research protocol.

Research Animal Resources (RAR) or Facilities Management (FM)
Your supervisor will send our office an enrollment request.

Once you are enrolled in ROHP, you will be notified of requirements via email. You can login to the OHS Portal at any time to check the status of these requirements on your portal page. 

How to Complete the Requirements

ROHP Training

  • You will find links to your required training topics on your portal page. The training itself is hosted on the Training Hub.
  • Tracking of your training completion is automatic and will appear in your central training record and on your ULearn transcript.

ROHP Medical Requirements

  • The Animal Exposure Questionnaire (AEQ) must be renewed every three years. Complete the AEQ online — the link is also included in your OHS Portal page under the Medical Requirements tab. For questions, contact
  • Proof of tetanus immunization is due every ten years. If you have had a tetanus immunization in the last ten years, you do not need to have another. See instructions for how to submit medical information.

Other medical requirements, such as rabies vaccination or tuberculosis testing, may be required based on the species with which you work. See the ROHP surveillance requirements chart for more information.

Employees may choose to decline rabies vaccination/titer and toxoplasmosis testing by submitting signed declination forms.


Information can be found on the ROHP Information for Visitors page.

For Principal Investigators

Adding Person of Interest (visitors) to Studies

ROHP Surveillance Requirements