The following quick-start guide provides a roadmap for animal research at UBC.
Find out more about UBC's Animal Care and Use Program and what you need to begin your research project.
The Office of Research Services (ORS) highlights many of the upcoming funding opportunities and deadlines.
The SPARC Office, ORS and selected Grant Facilitators support strategic proposal development.
Contact the University Veterinarian
The University Veterinarian would like to understand your research plans and introduce you to the UBC Animal Care & Use Program, its facilities and services.
Obtain Access to SharePoint
You will be granted access to the ACUP SharePoint site for additional resources.
Choose Your Facility
Select the appropriate facility based on clinical veterinarian recommendations and meet your facility manager.
Meet Your Clinical Vet
Your Clinical Veterinarian can assist you with your animal care protocol development, model development, including appropriate procedures and recommended pharmaceuticals, and animal welfare.
Investigators applying for grant funding must follow specific procedures for collecting institutional signatures and submitting a proposal to a funding agency.
Obtain RISe Access
The RISe system allows the researcher to create, view, renew and amend protocols online.
Before you can access your funding, you must demonstrate that your research meets all legal, regulatory and ethical requirements.
Submit Biosafety Applications (If Needed)
Any activities conducted at UBC facilities or affiliated institutions that involve biohazardous materials must be reviewed and approved by the UBC Biosafety Committee prior to the start of the research project.
Submit Animal Care Protocol
Before any animals are ordered and/or any procedures are performed, you must submit an animal care protocol application to the Animal Care Committee through RISe. Read More
Animal Care Protocol Approval
You will be notified by email when your animal care protocol is approved.
Research Account Opened
Once you receive approval from the Animal Care Committee, ORS will then open a research account on your behalf.
Training For You and Your Lab
All personnel who work with animals, including Principal Investigators, must have appropriate training prior to working with animals.
Controlled Drugs Application (If Needed)
You will need to apply for an exemption if you wish to use controlled drugs or narcotics for research purposes prior to ordering animals.
Order Animals and Pharmaceuticals
Once your animal care protocol is approved, you can then order animals.
Begin Your Research Project