SOPs, Policies, and Guidelines

Excellence in research is based on outstanding science and adherence to ethical, professional, and regulatory standards associated with the conduct of studies. Standard operating procedures, policies, and guidelines help educate individuals on the proper and current techniques accepted.

The policies and guidelines governing research are intended to support the University’s commitment to the highest standards of integrity, respect, academic freedom, and accountability in pursuit of its research mission including the commitment to following all laws and regulations related to scientific research.

Standard Operating Procedures

SOPs are made available to investigators as a way to describe ACC reviewed and approved procedures that may be repetitive or repeated in many animal use protocols. They are key in ensuring good animal care and welfare.

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Animal Care Committee Policies

The ACC provides a collection of policy documents for use when planning acceptable animal procedures at UBC. The documents govern oversight of the care and use of vertebrate animals.

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Animal Care Committee Guidelines

Guidance documents are available to assist users when performing animal procedures at UBC. They are designed to achieve policy objectives by providing a framework within which to implement procedures.

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University Research Policies

Read UBC policies and guidelines that govern research at the University. These policies and guidelines are also intended to be consistent with the University’s principal goals of sustained excellence in research, education, and engagement.

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More information

Contact the Assistant Manager, Animal Care Committee to obtain copies of SOPs that may have been made inactive, or questions about a published SOP.

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