Canadian Council on Animal Care (2020)

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Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 28th, July 2020

External Deadline: Friday 31st, July 2020


As national funders, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) have broad responsibilities to promote and assist research excellence in Canada, including upholding a robust ethical framework for research. As such, CIHR and NSERC are supporting the setting and maintenance of standards for the ethical use and care of animals in science.

Since 1968, the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) has been the national organization responsible in Canada for setting and maintaining standards for the ethical use and care of animals in science. The CCAC is a registered not-for-profit organization. Institutions that are eligible to receive funds from any of the federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC or the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)), and that conduct research involving animals, must have a Good Animal Practice (GAP) certificate from the CCAC. Researchers with funding from the federal granting agencies who use animals in their research must adhere to the standards established by the CCAC and implemented in their institutions. These standards have been recognized nationally and internationally as best practice in the ethical use and care of animals in science.

CIHR and NSERC have contributed peer-reviewed funding to support a broad spectrum of CCAC activities since 1982.  CIHR and NSERC collaborate on the development of the funding opportunity for the CCAC and take turns leading the peer review and decision making process.

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

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Last modified: May 5, 2020