The University of Wollongong has established the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) to review the ethical aspects of research and teaching for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes.
The AEC is constituted in accordance with the NHMRC Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (8th Edition 2013).
Before conducting or commencing any research investigation, staff and students of the University are required to submit a research ethics application to the AEC and obtain approval to ensure that all statutory requirements are met.
Meeting Dates 2019 | Animal Ethics Committee
|Friday - 28 September 2018||Thursday - 25 October 2018|
|Friday - 9 November 2018||Thursday - 6 December 2018|
|Friday - 25 January 2019||Thursday - 21 February 2019|
|Friday - 15 March 2019||Thursday - 11 April 2019|
|Friday - 26 April 2019||Thursday - 23 May 2019|
|Friday - 31 May 2019||Thursday - 27 June 2019|
|Friday - 19 July 2019||Thursday - 15 August 2019|
|Friday - 30 August 2019||Thursday - 26 September 2019|
|Friday - 4 October 2019||Thursday - 31 October 2019|
|Friday - 8 November 2019||Thursday - 5 December 2019|
* Agenda deadlines are the dates by which applications must be received at the Research Services Office by the Ethics Unit. Agenda items must be submitted by 12noon.
Meeting time: 12:30pm
Venue: RSO Presentation Room 20.109
Meeting Dates 2019 | Animal Ethics Sub-Committee
|Thursday 31 January 2019||Thursday 7 February 2019|
|Tuesday 12 March 2019||Tuesday 19 March 2019|
* Agenda deadlines are the dates by which amendment requests must be received at the Research Services Office by the Ethics Unit (Note: applications may only be considered at a full committee meeting.
Animal Research Ethics Committee
The University of Wollongong Animal Ethics Committee is constituted according to the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes 8th Edition 2013. The membership comprises at least one person from each of the following categories, and Categories C and D must together represent at least one-third of the Animal Ethics Committee membership.
Category A - Veterinarian
A person with qualifications in veterinary science that are recognised for registration as a veterinary surgeon in Australia, and with experience relevant to the institution's activities or the ability to acquire relevant knowledge.
Category B - Animal Researcher
A suitably qualified person with substantial recent experience in the use of animals for scientific purposes relevant to the institution and the business of the Animal Ethics Committee. This must include possession of a higher degree in research or equivalent experience.
Category C - Animal Welfare Member
A person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals, who is not employed by or otherwise associated with the institution, and who is not currently involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. The person should, where possible, be selected on basis of active membership of, and endorsement by, such an organisation.
Category D - Lay Person
A person not employed by, or otherwise associated with, the institution and who has never been involved in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities, either in their employment or beyond their undergraduate education.
Animal Welfare Officer