Animal Use Protocol

Statue at entrance of DCCBR, Spirit of Discovery




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. The TriCouncil  also requires ethical review and adherence to federal guidelines as a condition of funding. Other federal and provincial funding agencies have similar requirements.