The CDU AEC meets eight times every year. Closing dates for submissions are published alongside each meeting date below. Submission deadlines are approximately two weeks prior to a scheduled AEC meeting.
2021 AEC Meetings
|Meeting No.||Submission Deadline (by 8:00am)||Meeting Date|
|AEC Meeting 1/21||18 January||3 February|
|AEC Meeting 2/21||22 February||10 March|
|AEC Meeting 3/21||5 April||21 April|
|AEC Meeting 4/21||24 May||9 June|
|AEC Meeting 5/21||5 July||21 July|
|AEC Meeting 6/21||23 August||8 September|
|AEC Meeting 7/21||11 October||27 October|
|AEC Meeting 8/21||15 November||1 December|
When a submission is considered at an AEC meeting, investigators are typically notified of the outcome within seven working days of that meeting.
The AEC can approve submissions only at a quorate meeting, where at least one member of each Category is present. If a scheduled meeting is inquorate, an additional special meeting will be scheduled as soon as possible thereafter. Principal Investigators will be notified promptly should this occur.
New Project and Permit Applications can be reviewed only at a scheduled and quorate AEC meeting. In accordance with the AEC Terms of Reference and the Code, minor and urgent amendments may be considered out-of-session by a nominated Executive Committee. Any request for out-of-session consideration should be included at the time of submission and each such request will be considered case by case. All decisions made by the Executive Committee are subject to ratification at the following AEC meeting.
Please contact the Animal Welfare Officer for further information regarding AEC meetings.