Protocol deviations are unanticipated or unintentional changes to a study that have occurred after it has received ethics clearance and can be minor or major in nature.
Deviations are to be reported using the Deviation Form on the animal users Sharepoint site.
- Major protocol deviations may impact the research protocol, AUPP approval, integrity of research results, usually cannot be anticipated ahead of time, and may involve additional follow up actions to ensure the safety and welfare of the animals.
Incidents that may have compromised the health or safety of an animal in an animal care facility must be reported.
Incidents are to be reported using the Incident Reporting Form on the animal users Sharepoint site.
When an incident has occurred that has compromised the health or safety of an animal(s) this must be reported to the Animal Care Committee.
The reporting form lists the types of incidents that must be reported.