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March 22, 2022

CCAC Publishes New Guidelines on Endpoints

Cover page of the Endpoints Guidelines

The CCAC guidelines: Identification of scientific endpoints, humane intervention points, and cumulative endpoints is now available. This guidelines document, along with its associated frequently asked questions, is part of a series of general guidelines documents that outline principles for the ethical care and use of all animals in science.

This document provides information for investigators, study directors, instructors, animal care committees, facility managers, veterinarians, and animal care personnel to help facilitate improvements in both the care given to animals, and how experimental procedures are carried out. It is based on expert peer advice and current interpretation of scientific evidence and has received extensive peer review.

The CCAC would like to thank all of the volunteer experts who participated in the creation of this guidelines document. Your insights and expertise are deeply valued, and we truly appreciate the important role you play in the development of our standards for the ethical care and use of animals in Canadian science.

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