All research involving animals at Mount Saint Vincent University is guided by a code of ethics to ensure the research meets the highest ethical standards, as laid out by the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC).
Mount Saint Vincent University is currently certified by the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) as being in accordance with standards of GAP – Good Animal Practice®. All research involving animals requires ACC approval prior to the start of research as per University policy.
As required by the by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Mount Saint Vincent University co-operates and complies with all agencies in Canada regulating the use of laboratory animals.
Mount Saint Vincent University, through a memorandum of understanding, collaborates with Saint Mary’s University (SMU) for all ethics clearance for research involving animals. The SMU Animal Care Committee is authorized to review, clear and monitor all animal research at MSVU. All Mount Saint Vincent University faculty, students, administration, and staff who are conducting research with animal participants must submit an ethics application to the Animal Care Committee (ACC) for clearance.
Learn more about Animal Care and use in Canadian Research.