Animal Compliance Office

The Animal Compliance Office (ACO) team helps with regulatory and compliance in research and teaching projects at McGill University and Research Institutes of Affiliated Hospitals. It reports to the Vice-Principal (Research & Innovation) of McGill University. The team includes a Director, Assistant Director, Ethics Review Administrator, Training Advisor, Quality Assistance Advisor, Ethics & Compliance Administrator and Data Administrator & Software Support. For questions, email the animalcare.rgo [at] mcgill.ca (ACO).

Assistance is available for all researchers, instructors, staff, students and administrators.

For any questions or concerns related to Darwin, the on-line protocol and animal management software, please send an email to darwin [at] mcgill.ca (Darwin Support)

For training information , please visit the on-line theory course, or the Training section of the website, or email the animalcare [at] mcgill.ca (Training Advisor).

The animalethics.review [at] mcgill.ca (Ethics Review Administrator's) responsibilities include Facility Animal Care Committees (FACCs) under McGill University:

  • Downtown Campus A (for researchers and instructors on the Downtown Campus with projects involving molecular biology and/or oncology)
  • Downtown Campus B (for researchers and instructors on the Downtown Campus with projects involving behaviour and/or larger animals and/or teaching)
  • Macdonald Campus (for researchers and instructors on the Macdonald Campus with projects involving the farm or other animal facilities at Macdonald Campus as well as all researchers and instructors with field type projects)

For non-McGill Facility Animal Care Committees, please contact the local Administrator or Committee Chair.

For assistance in refinements and compliance as part of the Quality Assistance Program, please contact the animal.qa [at] mcgill.ca (Quality Assistance Advisor).