Animal Care & Use
Policies / Regulations
The Canadian Council on Animal Care
The Canadian regulatory body overseeing animal based research at Universities in Canada.
Memorandum of Understanding
The Memorandum between NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR and research institutions outlines the terms whereby these agencies agree to provide funding to institutions. Schedule 3 provides information of "
Ethical Review of Research Involving Animals.
The policy is based on CCAC guidelines.
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
- This ministry oversees the use of animals in research and administers the Animals for Research Act (below.)
Ontario Animals for Research Act
- This act is administered through OMAFRA. Regulation 24 of the Act is the part of the act that pertains to animals in research facilities.
MAPP 7.12 Policy and Procedures for the Use of Animals in Research and Teaching
Outlines procedures that must be used by investigators wishing to animals at the University.
MAPP 7.10 Standardized Training in Animal Care and Use
Outlines the institutional training program for all individuals involved in animal care and use at Western and Lawson, including training requirements.
Terms of Reference for the UCAC
including Committee composition
Terms of Reference for the Animal Care Governance Steering Committee (ACGSC)
a UCAC working subcommittee
Tours of Animal Care and Veterinary Services Facilities
Animal Procurement Policy
Policy for Inclusion of Veterinary Technicians in Invasive Protocols
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Last updated on September 24, 2009