President's Committee on Animal Care (PCAC) is responsible for
overseeing all animal care and use undertaken by members of the
University of Regina, and ensuring compliance with institutional
and Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) standards.
All animal care and use must be
reviewed and approved by the PCAC prior to commencement.
Care and Use of Animals policy has been developed to ensure
ethical and humane use and responsible care of animals used to
conduct research and teaching. The Care and Use of Animals
policy applies to all research and education involving animals:
University of Regina Faculty, Staff, and Students;
ii) undertaken under the auspices of or in affiliation
with the University of Regina;
iii) using University of Regina
equipment, facilities or resources.
information, please select the desired link below:
Animal Care Training Program
All personnel involved with the use of
animals in research and education must be adequately trained in the
principles of laboratory animal science and the ethical issues involved
in animal use. Personnel includes principal investigators,
researchers, students, technicians, etc.
In order for an Animal Use
Protocol (AUP) to be approved, the Animal Care Training Program must be
completed by all individuals listed on the AUP, as required by the CCAC.
This is a UR Courses
program created by the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC). The
Animal Care Training program is twelve web-based modules covering the
general core topics for all animal users and specific core topics for
the Laboratory Animal/Teaching Stream of the Canadian Council on
Animal Care Recommended Syllabus.
UR Courses site requires a login userid and password which can be
obtained from Office for Research, Innovation and Partnershp at
Each individual listed on the Animal
Use Protocol must complete the
Evidence of Practical Training Form
and submit it to the Office for Research, Innovation and
form should also indicate any previous training and related
practical skills by the animal user.