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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 23, 2020 July 7, 2020
  August 2020 (no meeting)
August 25, 2020 September 8, 2020
September 22, 2020 October 6, 2020
October 20, 2020 November 3, 2020
November 24, 2020 December 7, 2020
December 22, 2020 January 5, 2021
January 19, 2021 February 2, 2021
February 16, 2021 March 2, 2021
March 23, 2021 April 6, 2021
April 20, 2021 May 4, 2021
May 25, 2021 June 8, 2021
Summer 2021 to be determined  

Contact Information

Email: cpaul1@vrr.ulaval.ca 
Phone: 418-656-2131, ext. 408594, 409399

Authorization Form (French only)

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
June 30, 2020 July 14, 2020
  August 2020 (no meeting)
September 1, 2020 September 15, 2020
September 29, 2020 October 13, 2020
October 27, 2020 November 10, 2020
December 1, 2020 December 15, 2020
December 29, 2020 January 12, 2021
January 26, 2021 February 9, 2021
February 23, 2021 March 9, 2021
March 30, 2021 April 13, 2021
April 27, 2021 May 11, 2021
June 1, 2021 June 15, 2021
Summer 2021 to be determined  

Contact Information

Email: cpaul2@vrr.ulaval.ca 
Phone: 418-656-2131, ext. 408594, 409399

Authorization Form (French only)

Authorization Form (French only

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

Meeting schedule

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

Submission deadline Meeting dates
June 30, 2020 July 21, 2020
  August 2020 (no meeting)
September 8, 2020 September 22, 2020
October 6, 2020 October 20, 2020
November 3, 2020 November 17, 2020
December 8, 2020 December 22, 2020
January 5, 2021 January 19, 2021
February 2, 2021 February 16, 2021
March 2, 2021 March 16, 2021
April 6, 2021 April 20, 2021
May 4, 2021 May 18, 2021
June 8, 2021 June 22, 2021
Summer 2021 to be determined  

Contact Information

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

Authorization Form (French only)

Authorization Form (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

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