Applications for approval
All proposals to use animals for research, teaching or product testing must be submitted in writing to an AEC and approved before the research is undertaken.
The Code of Practice sets out the information that must be supplied by investigators in each proposal.
Full information should be provided on:
- justification for the use of animals
- justification for the number of animals and species used
- procedures to be used
- the expected impact on the welfare of the animals and the methods which will be used to avoid and alleviate adverse impact.
A model AEC application form has been developed by the Animal Welfare Branch of NSW Department of Primary Industries to assist AECs and investigators in the approval process.