Institutional animal care committee


Pavilion R 900, Saint-Denis Street
Montreal , QC H2X 0A9
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The Institutional Animal Care Committee (IACC) reviews research protocols using laboratory animals to ensure that the 3Rs principle—replacement, reduction and refinement—is applied and adhered to in all protocols submitted to and approved by the committee. 

The IACC assesses the impact of experiments on animal welfare. It ensures at all times that all animals have access to optimal physical and psychological care in the context of research and teaching activities within or in collaboration with the CRCHUM. 

Committee members review all procedures involving animals. They also ensure that researchers and animal care personnel are properly trained and qualified to care for the animals under their responsibility. 

The IACC refers to the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) guidelines for the ethical use of animals in research, the various relevant federal, provincial and municipal regulations, and the requirements of the CRCHUM. 

The CRCHUM holds a certificate of Good Animal Practice issued by the CCAC which must be renewed every three years and which attests to the excellence of its care program. 

Christian Demers
Coordinator, Institutional animal care committee
514-890-8000, ext. 28947

Geneviève Lauzon
Assistant coordinator
514-890-8000, ext. 24535

Nathalie Rousseau 
Assistant coordinator
514-890-8000, ext. 24562