AUP Submissions

To MNI Animal Users,

Please note that as of February 28, 2012 all MNI Animal Use Protocols (AUPs) and amendments should be submitted using the Darwin software. To submit, please log onto the Darwin Website.

The AUP or amendment submission process is the following:

  1. Please log onto the Darwin Website and prepare and submit the AUP to the FACC. 
  2. For AUPs, the ACC administrator will send it to the Committee for review.
  3. For amendments, the ACC administrator will pre-screen for omissions and send back, if necessary, through Darwin to the PI. The PI or a member of his group will make the necessary changes. The PI will send it back to the FACC. 
  4. The AUP/amendment will be reviewed at the ACC meeting.  

Please note: Even if a designated member of the PI's team prepared the document, only the PI can submit it to the FACC. The electronic signature is like written signature.

All information resources for the Darwin software can be found on the McGill UACC website at Darwin Software.

ACC Submission Deadlines

The Darwin software can expedite submissions very quickly. In order to submit an AUP in a timely manner, please refer to the list below .

New Protocols: New protocols need to be submitted at least 3 weeks before any meeting of the Committee.

Annual Renewals: Two months before the expiry date of an approved protocol, Darwin will automatically send a notification to the PI and post the AUP on the PI's Home Page in Darwin. The PI will have 4 weeks from the Darwin notification to prepare and submit the protocol to the FACC for review.

3rd Year Renewals: An approved protocol that will be renewed in its 3rd year will require a full review. It needs to be submitted at least 3 weeks before the next ACC meeting.

Expiry dates will be strictly enforced. It is important to submit renewals in a timely manner (preferably as soon as the AUP has been posted on Darwin), considering the time needed for review, for implementation of any recommended changes, and verification and updating of training issues, all in the space of 2 months.

ACC Meeting Dates

January 17, 2018

February 21, 2018

March 21, 2018

April 18, 2018

May 23, 2018

June 20, 2018

July- no meeting

August 15, 2018

September 19, 2018

October 17, 2018

November 21 , 2018

December - no meeting


Forms for Animal Use Protocol Submission

To submit a protocol or an amendment, please log onto the Darwin Website.

Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs)

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for AUP Submission can be found on the McGill Animal Compliance Office Website.

ACC Meeting information

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