Animal research review panel
The Animal Research Review Panel (ARRP) was created by the Animal Research Act to provide a mechanism for representatives of the scientific and broader community to participate in monitoring the self-regulatory process that was established within institutions by the Act.
It is a statutory body that provides advice to the Minister on the use of animals in research and teaching.
The strength of the ARRP Panel lies in the diversity of expertise, opinions and ethical beliefs of its members. The development of cohesive and progressive policies has occurred as a result of this diversity. All members are employed in other fields and participate on a largely voluntary basis.
The role of the ARRP is to protect and enhance the welfare of animals used in scientific research, testing and teaching in New South Wales. It aims to promote an understanding within the New South Wales community of the ethical and technical issues involved in the use of animals for scientific purposes.
Access the following links for more information regarding the Animal Research Act 1985 and the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes