Animals in Science

Animals in Science
Animals in Science

Policies and Procedures

Institutional Policies

Senate Policy on Integrity in Research (PDF 230 KB)

School of Graduate Studies Academic Integrity Policy

Human Resources Conflict of Interest and Commitment Policy

Policies of the University Animal Care Committee

Policies and Procedures of the UACC (PDF 60 KB)

UACC Policy Title Date revised PDF File Size

UACC Policy on Activities Involving Live Animals

Apr 2018 46 KB

UACC Policy on Animal User Training

June 2018 288 KB

UACC Policy on Aseptic Surgery

June 2019 35 KB

UACC Policy on Confidentiality & Member Agreement

Apr 2018 102 KB

UACC Policy on Euthanasia of Animals Used in Science

Jan 2016 76 KB

UACC Policy on Genotyping in Mice and Rats

May 2018 26 KB

UACC Policy on Mouse Colony Management

June 2018 25 KB

UACC Policy on Pedagogical Merit of Live Animal-Based Teaching and Training

Feb 2020 169 KB

UACC Policy on Peer Review for Scientific Merit

Feb 2020 176 KB

UACC Policy on Principal Investigator Responsibility

Apr 2018 21 KB

UACC Policy on Procurement of Aquatic Species for the Department of Biology

Feb 2019 20 KB

UACC Policy of Protocol Amendments

Nov 2019 31 KB

UACC Policy on Recovery Surgery Scheduling

Apr 2018 37 KB

UACC Policy on Research Involving Two or More Institutions

Oct 2017 24 KB

UACC Policy on the Importation and Exportation of Rodents

Sept 2019 52 KB

UACC Policy on the Oversight of Animals in Science

Dec 2019 377 KB

UACC Policy on the Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS)

June 2019 25 KB

UACC Policy on the Reporting of Animal Welfare and Compliance Concerns

Apr 2018 36 KB

UACC Policy on the Testing of Research Biologics for Pathogens

Nov 2017 27 KB

UACC Policy on the Use of Laboratory Animals Outside of the Animal Facility

Jan 2019 42 KB

UACC Policy on Visitors Within Animal Facilities

Nov 2017 28 KB

UACC Policy on Wildlife Permits

Dec 2017 46 KB


For fish research conducted within their natural habitat, it is important to be able to identify individuals that have previously been caught. A small biopsy of the dorsal fin not only allows for this identification, but provides a valuable tissue sample for analysis. Strict guidelines prescribe the amount of tissue that can be collected.