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Research involving animals

UOIT ensures all research and teaching activities conducted by its faculty, staff and students adhere to the regulations of the Canadian Council of Animal Care (CCAC), the Ontario Animals for Research Act, and UOIT policies and procedures. The university holds a Good Animal Practice (GAP) certificate from the CCAC and is in good standing with Animals for Research Act requirements.

The UOIT Animal Care Committee (ACC) has been established to meet these regulatory requirements. It is appointed by and responsible to the Vice-President Research, Innovation and International. The ACC:

  • Conducts ethical reviews and monitors approvals for all proposed uses of animals in research (including field studies, teaching and testing).
  • Establishes policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements. 

Researchers seeking approval to use animals in research must submit their application no later than three weeks before an Animal Care Committee meeting; please contact the compliance office for the date of the next meeting. Please submit using the Animal Use Protocol Form found on our Policies, procedures and forms page where the Policy on the Care and Use of Animals in Research and Teaching is also found.

For more information, please email

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