CCAC policy statement on: certification of animal care and use programs

PLEASE NOTE:

The new CCAC policy statement on: certification of animal care and use programs combines and supersedes the CCAC policy statement on: compliance and non-compliance and the CIHR and NSERC Policy on Non-compliance . The most important new elements are the following:

  • Certified institutions must report any major change to their program (Section 1.2)
  • Any change in category of certification will now be reported by the CCAC to the relevant authorities, including the federal granting Agencies in the case of academic institutions (Section 3)
  • Appendices I and III define the elements necessary for an institution to receive its first (direct or indirect) certification
  • Appendix III specifies the duties of a certified institution that chooses to become responsible for another institutional program
  • The timeline for the certification process is shown in Appendix IV.

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