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Important notice: For updates to the status of the Animal Care and Use Program please see Animal Care Guidance during the COVID-19 Outbreak.

There are strict guidelines and policies in place to ensure the health and humane treatment of all animals used in research and teaching at Simon Fraser University (SFU). The same standards apply to all field studies as well. These standards are specified by a national agency, the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC), as well as the SFU's own policies, such as SFU Policy R20.03 Treatment of Animals in Research and Teaching, under the direction of the Office of the Vice-President, Research and the University Animal Care Committee (UACC).

In order to conduct research involving animals, SFU faculty members must submit an application to the UACC for approval. No research is conducted without this approval. All Animal Care Protocols are reviewed annually and researchers conducting long-term studies must re-apply every 4 years.

Apply to use animals in research or teaching

Application process and related documents

Booking shared space

Access the animal care shared space calendar

Controlled drugs

Application form for an exemption to use a controlled substance for scientific purposes

Standard operating procedures

To access SFU Animal Care Services standard operating procedures you must be a member of a SFU Animal Care Services private mail list.

Training and orientation

How to complete the mandatory animal care training and orientation program

University Animal Care Committee

Meeting schedules, terms of reference, committee members, policy R20.03, post-approval review program

Additional resources

External links and resources, restricted-access resources for SFU researchers