The University of Ottawa uses animals (mainly laboratory mice and rats, and fish) in research to:

  • understand and work towards treatments for human and animal diseases and other conditions
  • understand and protect the environment and those who live in it

Scientists use a variety of methods that do not involve animals to carry out their work, but animals must be used in some cases in order to understand how fundamental systems work in living creatures and what treatments might work for a given condition.

Licensing and certification

All applicable Canadian, provincial and international regulations and standards are actively met and often exceeded. The University of Ottawa, including its affiliated institutions, is:


We would like to thank the Research Support Funds for their annual financial contribution that helps maintain our level of research excellence.
Please visit the Research Support Funds page for more information.

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