Animal Compliance Team in the Office of the VPRIR
The Animal Compliance of VPRIR oversees regulatory and compliance in research and teaching projects at McGill University and Affiliated Hospitals. It reports to the Vice-Principal of Research and International Relations.The team includes a Director, Assistant Director, Ethics Review Administrator, Training Coordinator, Quality Assistance Advisor and Secretary. For questions, email the animalcare [dot] rgo [at] mcgill [dot] ca (ACO).
* * * During the period of Saturday, December 21, 2013 to Sunday, January 5, 2014, regular services by the Animal Compliance Office (ACO) will not be offered. This includes assistance to users and approval processing of all amendments and protocols. Note that animal orders and invoicing are handled by the animal facility housing your animals, therefore is subject to their own holiday schedule which may differ from the ACO’s. Support for Darwin, the on-line protocol and animal management software, via emails at darwin [at] mcgill [dot] ca, will be monitored during this time but only severe issues such as an unforeseen server downtime, will be addressed. * * *
Assistance is available for all researchers.
For any questions or concerns related to Darwin, the on-line protocol and animal management software, please send an email to darwin [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Darwin).
The Ethics Review Administrator's (animalethics [dot] review [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)) responsibilities include Facility Animal Care Committees (FACCs) under McGill University:
- Downtown Campus A (for researchers and instructors on the Downtown Campus with projects involving molecular biology and/or oncology)
- Downtown Campus B (for researchers and instructors on the Downtown Campus with projects involving behaviour and/or larger animals and/or teaching)
- Macdonald Campus (for researchers and instructors on the Macdonald Campus with projects involving the farm or other animal facilities at Macdonald Campus as well as all researchers and instructors with field type projects)
For non-McGill Facility Animal Care Committees, please contact the local Administrator or Committee Chair.