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Animal protection

Université Laval cares about the well-being of the animals used to conduct research and teaching activities.

It holds a Certificate of Good Animal Practice from the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC).

The Vice Rector, Research and Innovation ensures, among other things, that a mechanism is in place to certify the scientific and pedagogic merit of proposed projects involving the use of animals. They also ensure that a well-designed, structured, and functional animal care committee is in place. 

Université Laval animal protection committee

Any researcher wishing to use animals in a research project or teaching laboratory must obtain prior authorization from the Université Laval animal protection committee (CPAUL). CPAUL collaborates with veterinarians and care staff to ensure animal users and animal supply facility management comply with university policies, generally accepted ethical principles, and CCAC policies and guidelines. 
 

CPAUL-1 Meeting schedule

CPAUL-1 meets on the dates listed below to assess proposed research projects.

Submission deadline Meeting dates
June 28, 2019 July 15, 2019
August 20, 2019 September 3, 2019
September 17, 2019 October 1, 2019
October 22, 2019 November 5, 2019
November 19, 2019 December 3, 2019
December 18, 2019 January 7, 2020
January 21, 2020 February 4, 2020
February 18, 2020 March 3, 2020
March 24, 2020 April 7, 2020
April 21, 2020 May 5, 2020
May 19, 2020 June 2, 2020

Contact Information
Email: cpaul1@vrr.ulaval.ca 
Phone: 418-656-2131, ext. 408594, 409399
Authorization Form (French only)

CPAUL-2 Meeting schedule 

CPAUL-2 meets on the dates listed below to assess proposed research projects.

Submission deadline Meeting dates
September 4, 2019 October 8, 2019
October 29,2019 November 25, 2019
November 26, 2019 December 10, 2019
December 18, 2019 January 14, 2020
January 28, 2020 February 11, 2019
February 25, 2020 March 10, 2020
March 31, 2020 April 14, 2020
April 28, 2020 May 12, 2020

Contact Information
Email: cpaul2@vrr.ulaval.ca 
Phone: 418-656-2131, ext. 408594, 409399
Authorization Form (French only)

CPAUL-3 Meeting schedule (CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Center)

CPAUL-3 meets on the dates listed below to assess proposed research projects.

Please note that in anticipation of the opening of Nagano on January 8, the deadline for applications for the January 20 meeting, initially scheduled for January 6, has been advanced to December 18.

Submission deadline Meeting dates
September 2, 2019 September 23, 2019
September 30, 2019 October 21, 2019
October 28, 2019 November 18, 2019
November 25, 2019 December 16, 2019
December 18, 2019 January 20, 2020
February 3, 2020 February 17, 2020
March 2, 2020 March 16, 2020
April 6 ,2020 April 20, 2020
May 4, 2020 May 19, 2020
June 1, 2020 June 15, 2020

CPAUL-3 Standard operating procedures and submission form

Forms and information related to the submission of animal use for CPAUL-3 are available on the CHU de Québec website:

http://www.crchudequebec.ulaval.ca/a-propos/cpac/presentation/

Contact Information
Email: cpaul3@vrr.ulaval.ca
Phone: 418 656-2131, poste 408594, 409399

Standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Consult the list below and make a request to CPAUL using the contact information provided below to obtain ethical SOP.

List of SOPs (PDF, French only)

Université Laval internal peer review committee

Université Laval’s internal peer review committee (CEIPUL) assesses research projects involving the use of animals that are not subject to external peer review by a funding body.

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC), which monitors the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing, requires every project involving the use of animals to undergo scientific review. Such review must be completed before projects are approved by an animal protection committee. 

Meeting schedule

CEIPUL meets at the dates listed below to assess proposed research projects.

Submission deadlines Meeting dates
August 9, 2019 August 20, 2019
September 6, 2019 Setptember 17, 2019
October 4, 2019 October 15, 2019
November 8, 2019 November 19, 2019
December 6, 2019 December 17, 2019
January 10, 2020 January 21, 2020
February 7, 2020 Fabruary 18, 2020
March 6, 2020 March 17, 2020
April 9, 2020 April 21, 2020
May 8, 2020 May 19, 2020
June 5, 2020 June 16, 2020
July 10, 2020 July 21, 2020

CEIPUL SOPs and submission form

Consult the list below and make a request to the Research and Innovation Office using the contact information provided below to obtain an ETH-4 SOP or a submission form.

ETH-4 SOP (PDF, French only)
Submission Form (PDF, French only)
Evaluation grid (PDF, French only)

Contact Information
Email: brc@vrr.ulaval.ca 

Pedagogical merit assessment committee

In accordance with CCAC policies and guidelines, the Pedagogical Merit Appraisal Committee (CEMP) assesses the pedagogical merit of teaching-learning activities involving the use of live animals. A positive assessment on pedagogical merit is mandatory and a prerequisite for any application to use live animals for teaching purposes to an animal care committee.

CEMP Standard operating procedures and submission form

PNF ETH-26 (PDF, French only)
Submission Form (PDF, French only)
Evaluation grid (PDF, French only)

Contact Information
Email: cemp@vrr.ulaval.ca