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October 10, 2019

Explore the CCAC Animal Data Report 2018

Consult the CCAC Animal Data report 2018

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) has released the CCAC Animal Data Report 2018, which provides a national overview of animal-based science in CCAC–certified institutions from January 1 to December 31, 2018.

The CCAC thanks all those responsible for compiling and submitting their institutional data.

Quick Facts From 2018

  • 3,832,817 animals in research, teaching, and testing were reported to the CCAC.
  • The three animal types most often used were mice (38.3%), fish (21.2%), and cattle (16.8%).
  • The largest proportion of animals (48.2%) were involved in studies of a fundamental nature/basic research or Purpose of Animal Use (PAU) 1, representing 1,911,210 animals.

For more quick facts, consult the CCAC Facts & Figures, which provides a visual overview of the number of animals involved in Canadian science for the purposes of research, teaching, and testing, as well as general information about the CCAC and the Canadian system of oversight.

Upcoming Changes to Animal Data Collection and Reporting

The Animal Data Working Group was appointed by the CCAC Board of Directors in 2016 to review the current animal data collection and reporting process, and recommend improvements to all parts of the system. Following the completion of the mandate of the Animal Data Working Group in 2018, the board has since accepted and approved their recommendations. These recommendations are the result of two years of thoughtful deliberations, which included incorporating feedback from a broad range of CCAC stakeholders. The full list of the upcoming changes can be found here.

The CCAC Secretariat is now working on implementing the changes, including creating a new data submission template and associated instructions document. Once all of the recommendations have been operationalized by the Secretariat, institutions will be given ample time to update their own processes to meet the new reporting requirements, which are expected to come into effect in 2021.

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