Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for access to DCM facilities?
If you require access to the CCBR or MSB animal facility, you will need a fob. Fobs are obtained through your departmental business officer. Fobs must not be shared. Once you have your fob, access to the facilities may be provided by requisition. Office hours for this service may be obtained as indicated on the requisition, Tuesday and Thursday 1-3pm.
I don’t see the training I need in the descriptions provided, what do I do?
DCM staff is also available to conduct one to one training for specific procedures not included in the training program. Alternatively, we can refer you to qualified individuals for assistance.
I have to use a chemical hazard, how do I get approval and what do I need to consider?
All chemical hazards must be listed on your animal use protocol and a procedure approved by EHS and DCM must in place before the start of any work. The chemical hazard list can be found in SOP 3.10 “Safe Handling of Chemical Hazards”. DCM and EHS have worked diligently to produce a ‘Chemical Hazards in DCM’ list as part of this SOP. The list comprises the chemical hazards on active animal use protocols and provides a quick reference to some of the safety precautions required for working with each chemical. These precautions are to be detailed in the relevant Animal Use Protocol so that all staff exposed to the hazard (animal care staff as well as investigative staff) can work safely.