All animal-based research, teaching and testing conducted by Athabasca University researchers is subject to the Animal Ethics Policy and Procedures.
Animal users must further act in accordance with the standards set by the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC), federal, provincial or municipal statues that may apply, as well as related policies and procedures.
Under an agreement with the University of Alberta (U of A), the U of A provides all animal-related services for Athabasca University researchers. This includes:
If you’re doing research, teaching or testing that involves animals, you must get ethics approval from the U of A’s Biosciences Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) before your project starts. You do not apply for this approval through AU.
No animals shall be acquired, held or used for research, testing or teaching at any AU facility.
Animal Ethics applications are submitted through the U of A’s Research and Ethics Management Online (REMO) system, and researchers must follow its timelines, processes and requirements.
Animal users are responsible for following:
Research Ethics Officer
Toll-free: 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6718 (in Canada and U.S.)
Updated March 14 2018 by Research