Division of Comparative Medicine

Internal Animal Transfer

To transfer animals to another AUP or to another PI, complete an internal transfer request (see LARS DCM Investigator Guide, Section 2.2.2) through LARS. Both parties must have a valid Animal Use Protocol to transfer animals. Please complete the requisition 2 days prior to transfer date. Submit the form to the DCM receiving clerk and mark cages for transfer. In addition, animal numbers must be appropriately debited and credited in the relevant protocols in My Research (MR). Contact the Research Oversight and Compliance Office for assistance in reconciling the animal numbers.  

Before animals are acquired or used, all procedures must be subject to ethical review in accordance with federal guidelines (Canadian Council on Animal Care) and provincial legislation (Animals for Research Act- OMAFRA) on animal care and use. No procedures can be undertaken without prior review. Ethical review ensures that all animal use meets federal guidelines, provincial statutes, University of Toronto guidelines, and best practices reflected in standard operating procedures.