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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).

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)

For training information , please visit the on-line theory course, or the Training section of the UACC Web site see the or email the animalcare [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Training Coordinator).

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.