Annual Animal Data Reports

It is important to note that the CCAC only collects animal data from institutions that participate in our programs. As such, some animals used in Canadian science may not be accounted for in the CCAC’s annual data.

The CCAC extends our sincere thanks to all those responsible for submitting animal data. Without the work and dedication of animal care committee members, researchers, and teachers, these annual comprehensive reports would not be possible.

2015

The CCAC Animal Data Report 2015 provides insights into animal-based science in CCAC-certified institutions from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. The CCAC also provides downloadable and sortable Excel files containing a further breakdown of the numbers of animals used in science, and both the type and invasiveness of the procedures undertaken, allowing anyone to search and filter the data according to their particular area of interest.

The CCAC only collects animal data from CCAC-certified institutions. As such, some animals studied in Canadian science will not be accounted for in the CCAC’s annual animal data report. Further, these numbers reflect all animals that were involved in research, teaching, and testing conducted by people working at CCAC-certified institutions, regardless of where the research activities take place – in or outside of Canada, in laboratories, on farms, or in the wild.

There are many external factors that may influence the numbers of animals from year to year and caution should be used when comparing numbers of animals over time or when tracking progress towards the Three Rs. Factors that may affect animal numbers include: changes in government funding priorities, regulatory changes, development and implementation of new technologies, changes in scientific interests, numbers and types of institutions certified by the CCAC, etc.

Finally, the information gathered for this report relies on the process described in the Instructions for Completion of the CCAC Animal Use Data Form (AUDF). Although extensive validation of the data sets was carried out, errors may have occurred at any stage in the process.

We thank all those institutions and individuals responsible for compiling and submitting their institutional data each year.

In 2015, scientists and educators worked the most with: mice (39.2%), fish (33.4%) and cattle (9.7%)
CCAC Animal Data report 2015
Sortable Excel File 1 for the 2015 Animal Data Sortable Excel File 2 for the 2015 Animal Data
2014

The CCAC Animal Data Report 2014 provides insights into animal-based science in CCAC-certified institutions from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

The CCAC also provides downloadable and sortable Excel files containing a further breakdown of the numbers of animals used in science (Sortable Excel File 1) and both the type and invasiveness of the procedures undertaken (Sortable Excel File 2), allowing anyone to search and filter the data according to their particular area of interest.

We thank all those institutions and individuals responsible for compiling and submitting their institutional data each year.

In 2014, scientists and educators worked the most with: fish (43.0%), mice (33.4%), and birds (6.7%)
CCAC Animal Data report 2014
Sortable Excel File 1 for the 2014 Animal Data Sortable Excel File 2 for the 2014 Animal Data
2013

The CCAC Animal Data Report 2013 provides insights into animal-based science in CCAC-certified institutions from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.

The CCAC also provides downloadable and sortable Excel files containing a further breakdown of the numbers of animals used in science (Sortable Excel File 1) and both the type and invasiveness of the procedures undertaken (Sortable Excel File 2), allowing anyone to search and filter the data according to their particular area of interest.

We thank all those institutions and individuals responsible for compiling and submitting their institutional data each year.

In 2013, scientists and educators worked the most with: mice (40.8%), fish (32.1%), and rats (7.5%)
CCAC Animal Data report 2013
Sortable Excel File 1 for the 2013 Animal Data Sortable Excel File 2 for the 2013 Animal Data
2012

The CCAC Animal Data Report 2012 provides insights into animal-based science in CCAC-certified institutions from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

The CCAC also provides downloadable and sortable Excel files containing a further breakdown of the numbers of animals used in science (Sortable Excel File 1) and containing further breakdown of the type and invasiveness of the procedures undertaken (Sortable Excel File 2), allowing anyone to search and filter the data according to their particular area of interest.

We thank all those institutions and individuals responsible for compiling and submitting their institutional data each year.

In 2012, scientists and educators worked the most with: mice (43.2%), fish (28.8%), and rats (7.8%)
CCAC Animal Data report 2012
Sortable Excel File 1 for the 2012 Animal Data Sortable Excel File 2 for the 2012 Animal Data
2011
In 2011, scientists and educators worked the most with: fish (39.0%), mice (32.7%), and rats (6.8%)

The CCAC Animal Data Report 2011 is now available. Details of the types of animals used, categories of invasiveness and purpose of animal use are available in the summary report.

The CCAC has made several changes to the presentation of the data for 2011 including, the use of simplified names for animal groups, and different graph formats.

In addition, the CCAC has included a downloadable, sortable Excel file containing a further breakdown of the number of animals used providing greater transparency while maintaining confidentiality for individual institutions and investigators.