|PAU = 0||Breeding Colony/Stock - Animals held in breeding colonies (e.g., fish, rodents) that have not been assigned to a particular research, teaching or testing protocol.|
|PAU = 1||Studies of a fundamental nature in sciences relating to essential structure or function (e.g., biology, psychology, biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology, etc.).|
|PAU = 2||Studies for medical purposes, including veterinary medicine, that relate to human or animal disease or disorders.|
|PAU = 3||Studies for regulatory testing of products for the protection of humans, animals, or the environment.|
|PAU = 4||Studies for the development of products or appliances for human or veterinary medicine.|
|PAU = 5||Education and training of individuals in post-secondary institutions or facilities.|
The CCAC requires institutional animal care committees (ACCs) to ensure that any potential pain and/or distress is minimized. Anesthetics and analgesics must be used; any exceptions require scientific justification and ACC approval.