Research with animals and care for the environment

data_collection In the conduct of research, respect must be given to animal life and to the environment. Animals are frequently used for research purposes. Ensure that youare fully aware of, and work within the comprehensive and stringent guidelines that exist regarding both the care (accommodation and nutritional requirements) and the use of animals in research. Memorial's Animal Care Seminar is a required training program for everyone who intends to use animals in experimentation. Memorial's Institutional Animal Care Committee (IACC) ensures adherence to the national standards of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC). The IACC must approve your protocol before your research with animals may begin.

Research animals are housed by Animal Care Services under the direction of a veterinarian with trained staff. Should any ethical concerns arise during your experiments, both the director of Animal Care Services and the IACC have the authority to stop your experiments and deny access to your research animals.

Whether conducting geological research in the field, or chemical studies in a lab, you must be aware of the potential impact of your activities on the environment and its ecologies. University, community, provincial, and national policies exist to protect the environment. As a researcher, you must make yourself aware of policies such as, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and the Canadian Psychological Association’s Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research and Instruction in Psychology and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).  


Consult the following documents for more information:


Consult the following documents for more information:



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