Guidance Principles for compliance with approved animal use protocols

New to our website under the Animal Research Ethics section

REO - 24 August 2018

The UAPWC and Animal Care and Use Committees are responsible for overseeing all animal care and use undertaken during research and teaching by members of the institution, and ensuring compliance with institutional and CCAC standards and guidelines. In practice, the ACUC works side-by-side with the University Veterinarian, Animal Facility veterinarians, and animal care staff to oversee the ethical and appropriate care and use of animals. The University Veterinarian and Post-Approval Monitoring Coordinator are specifically appointed to represent the ACUC and act as compliance officers, while the Facility Directors/veterinarians provide assistance with operations.

A few Guidance Principles have been developed to help individuals involved in research using animals ensure they maintain compliance with CCAC guidelines and UAlberta Policies and Procedures.