All scientific activities involving animals must be approved by an AEC.
Factors which affect whether animal ethics approval is required for proposed activities include:
whether the activities impact on animals or their habitat
the species of animal involved
whether the activities are being undertaken for scientific purposes including research and teaching (as per the definition under the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes).
How to apply for animal ethics approval
The CDU AEC can accept applications only from registered users of the AEC.
View or download the application process infographic.