Animals in Science

Animals in Science
Animals in Science

Topaz Elements

The offices of the University Animal Care Committee (UACC) and Animal Care Services (ACS) jointly employ the integrated web-based application for Animal Ethics Approval and Animal Ordering.

First connection to Topaz Elements

  1. Download Cisco AnyConnect VPN by accessing to MyQueensU portal (within the Software Centre) and by logging in with your NetID and NetID password. Open Cisco AnyConnect VPN and type in vpn.queensu.ca/ouv (this will self populate going forward). Log in using your NetID and NetID password. 
  2. Then access to Topaz:

PC Users - Download the Elements Desktop Application. Open the application and type in topaz.queensu.ca/TOPAZElements. Then log in using your NetID and Topaz password.

MAC Users - Download the web browser SeaMonkey or any other browser that supports Silverlight. Open the browser and go to topaz.queensu.ca/TOPAZElements. Then log in using your NetID and Topaz password.

Please, feel free to contact the UACC Coordinator if you have questions or require technical assistance of any kind (including password reset).

Subsequent connections to Topaz Elements

Returning Animal Users should connect to Topaz as followed:

  1. Open Cisco AnyConnect VPN and log in using your NetID and NetID password. 
  2. Then, access Topaz:

PC Users - Open the application and type in topaz.queensu.ca/TOPAZElements. Then log in using your NetID and Topaz password.

MAC Users - Open the browser and go to topaz.queensu.ca/TOPAZElements. Then log in using your NetID and Topaz password.

Please, feel free to contact the UACC Coordinator if you have questions or require technical assistance of any kind (including password reset).

General Tips

  1. All protocols must be completed in Topaz Elements. As per our UACC Policy on Principal Investigator Responsability (PDF 80 KB), all protocols must be submitted by the listed Principal Investigator.
  2. Please note that the protocol has not officially been submitted until you receive an email confirmation stating so. The status of the protocol on the Dashboard will then change from Not Submitted or Returned for Modification to Submitted.
  3. Please ensure protocols are submitted in a timely fashion to ensure no breaks in approval. Find meeting dates and submission deadlines.
  4. Please contact the UACC Coordinator for access to Topaz or if you need your password reset.
  5. All sections of the protocol must be completed. Insert "N/A" where the requested information does not apply. All protocols undergo a preliminary review for completeness upon submission. Incomplete protocols will be returned for modification.
  6. A protocol may cover multiple grants as well as the use of multiple species and procedures provided the scientific global aim is shared and the protocol is clear.

Topaz Elements User Guides

Protocol Review Flow Charts