Standards and Guidance
The delivery of the CCAC’s mandate is based on guidelines and policy statements which give clear direction to institutional animal care and use programs. Standards are developed and revised in response to the current and emerging needs of the research community, advances in laboratory animal care, and the needs of the CCAC Assessment and Certification Program. CCAC's guidance for the ethical use and care of animals in science includes:
Assessments of institutional animal care and use programs by the CCAC are based on these standards and guidance which are recognized nationally and internationally.