Animals in Science

Animals in Science
Animals in Science

Institutional Animal User Training and Tools / TOPAZ

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, which also includes the Recommended Syllabus for an Institutional Animal User Training Program along with resource material, such as the CCAC animal user training material, to support the development and implementation of institutional training programs.

Approved by the CCAC Council on May 5, 1999, the CCAC guidelines on: training of personnel working with animals in science became a mandatory implementation as of January 2003.

CCAC guidelines on: training of personnel working with animals in science (within Program Management)