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Policies and Guidelines


Policy on the Study and Care of Animals on the McGill Secretariat site

Training Recertification Policy: Policy on Training Recertification - 2009.pdf

Policy on Animal Welfare and Compliance Concerns: Policy_on_Animal_and_Compliance_Concerns_- 2010.pdf 

Policy on permission to use animals in laboratories outside of the animal facility:  policy_animals_outside_facility_rev_02_2014.pdf



Guidelines on photography in laboratories and animal facilities: PDF icon guidelines_for_photography_-_nov_2015.pdf

Guidelines for cloning animals: Cloning Guidelines 2003.pdf



In June 2008, for some Faculties and Research Institutes, the peer review process changed. Applicable to all Facility Animal Care Committees (FACCs), the Animal Care Committees will not be administering this process anymore. For projects funded by non-peer-reviewed sources, a researcher must request independent peer review from the Associate Dean of his/her Faculty or from the Director or Associate Director of the Research Institute of his/her Affiliated Hospital. Visit the Peer Review Section for contact information.

Theory and practical training is mandatory for all people who intend to work with animals

For researchers working with non-human primates, participation into the Occupational Health Program is mandatory.

The researcher or instructor must submit the protocols and amendments to his/her home Facility Animal Care Committee (FACC). The host FACC will be consulted if the animals are housed and/or procedures done in their animal facilities.