All personnel involved with the use of animals in research, teaching and testing must be adequately trained in the principles and ethical issues of animal care and use.
An appropriate training program is an essential component of any institutional animal care and use program. The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) has therefore developed a National Institutional Animal User Training (NIAUT) Program and created the CCAC guidelines on: training of personnel working with animals in science.
The became a mandatory implementation as of January 2003 and were revised in 2015. CCAC guidelines on: training of personnel working with animals in science (PDF 533 KB)