Research Involving Animals
The Animal Care Committee (ACC) oversees Researcher proposing to use animals in their research programs conducted either on campus or off campus in field studies to ensure that the research on animals is conducted in a manner that is consistent with the guideline of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC). Researcher must obtain approval of their research protocol by the AAC before animals can be ordered or the University can endorse a funding application. Most funding agencies require proof of ACC approval before funds will be released. Access to forms and documents can be obtained at York’s Research Involving Animals website.
Research Involving Human Participants
The Human Participant Review Committee (HPRC) is responsible for ensure that research involving human participants is consistent with the guidelines set by the University. Researchers using human subjects in the research programs must obtain approval of their research protocol by the HPRC before the University can endorse a grant application.
Research Involving Biohazards
The Advisory Committee on Biological Safety (ACBS) at York has jurisdiction over all research involving biohazards that is conducted on campus. It is the ACBS’s mandate to ensure that such research is conducted in a manner consistent with the guidelines of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). It is the policy of the University that researchers intending to use recombinant DNA molecules or animal viruses and cells must obtain approval of their research protocol by the ACBS before a grant application may be endorsed by the University. Most funding agencies require proof of such review before grant monies will be released. The procedures for such review may be found in Part III, Procedures for Research Grants and Contracts.