Resources for Animal Users

Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) Links

University of Alberta

  • Part 1 Animal User Training - This is an online course managed by the Research Ethics Office, required to access ARISE and as a pre-requisite for Part 2 Training.
  • Sustainable Purchasing - The materials and services we purchase as an institution have a significant social, economic and environmental impact. The University of Alberta works closely with suppliers, students, faculty and staff to make sure our purchases support our campus sustainability commitment. The Sustainable Procurement Guidelines and Supplier Code outlines principles of sustainability and animal welfare for suppliers of animals and animal products for research and teaching at the University of Alberta.
  • Safe Work Practices - An animal safe work practice (SWP) describes the minimum health and safety infrastructure and operational practices for research involving animals. The SWPs are intended to assist researchers with the EHS portion of the animal use protocol (AUP) application, and to simplify and expedite the process.
  • Institutional Standard Operating Procedures - below is a listing of current iSOPs available within the online system. Log into ARISE to view/download the most recent version of each iSOP (help link).


Resources for Writing/ Reporting

  • Recommended Wording to Accompany Publications completed by PIs at the University:

"All animal studies were conducted in accordance with the Canadian Council on Animal Care Guidelines and Policies with approval from the Animal Care and Use Committee: (Biosciences, Health Sciences or Livestock) for the University of Alberta."

Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications requires all peer-reviewed journal publications funded by one of the three federal granting agencies to be freely available online within 12 months.

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