Research Western

Compliance Monitoring for Certifications on Research Award Funds

Requirements for Use of Animals, Biohazards, Humans in Research

Why is Research Services Involved with Certification Monitoring?

Research Services is required by funding Sponsors to monitor that compliance requirements are met on all funded research.

As a condition of obtaining and maintaining access to research funds, the Tri-Agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) and other funding Sponsors, mandate that Western monitor compliance for funds supporting the use of animals, biohazards, humans in research

Please Note:

Process to ensure continued access to research award funds

STEP 1 for Grantee:

Assess research project certification requirements

STEP 2 for Grantee:
Email the following detail to Research Services at rwrecords@uwo.ca

If Research Award funds support the use of ANIMALS
(NOTE: To maintain approval, contact Animal Care Committee 6 months before expiry of current animal use protocol at auspc@uwo.ca)

  • research funding award detail
  • valid Animal Use Protocol #
  • confirm Account Holder holds or is listed on AUS Protocol
If Research Award funds support the use of  BIOHAZARDS
(NOTE: To maintain approval, contact BioSafety Office
6 months before expiry of current permit at ahammoud@uwo.ca)
  • research funding award detail
  • valid Biosafety Permit #
  • confirm Account Holder holds or is listed on Permit
If Research Award funds support the use of HUMANS
(NOTE: To maintain approval, contact Research Ethics
2 months before expiry of current protocol at ethics@uwo.ca)
  • research funding award detail
  • valid Research Ethics Protocol #
  • confirm Account Holder holds or is listed on human ethics protocol
If only AT A FUTURE DATE Research Award supports the use of animals, biohazards and/or humans
If Research Award funds NO LONGER support the use of animals, biohazards and/or humans  
  • valid Protocol or Permit #
  • confirmation by email of date by which certification no longer required for any and all relevant research awards
If NEW or EMERGING Certifications - Research Award funds support the use of animals, biohazards and/or humans (only determined after the start date of the award)
  • research funding award detail
  • notification and status update of new certifications requirements for any and all relevant research awards
  • valid Protocol #, if available

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Contact

For more information, or questions relating to this process, please contact Theresa Russelo, Director, Research Services, 519-661-2111 ext. 84502