collage of animals and humans interacting. Title of graphic reads: Better care for our family, Better care for our pets, Better care for our farm animals, Safer and healthier lives for all.

Millions of human and animal lives have been saved, improved and extended thanks to the results of humane scientific research that has relied upon animals at various stages.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) provide a detailed description of commonly used procedures in animal research.

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Animal Management System (AMS)

Since May 3, 2022, the AMS has replaced Darwin as the software for animal protocol and animal facility management.

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Quality Assistance Program

McGill University regards the use of animals in research and teaching, to be an integral component of continued progress in medicine, science, education, environmental sciences and agriculture that results in enormous benefits for human and animal health. McGill University is committed to conducting the highest-quality research and to providing animals with the best care and in accordance to the guidelines of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC).

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