Information for accredited establishments
Institutions are accredited to use animals in research, teaching or product testing.
In addition to the legislative requirements, the Code of Practice sets out the responsibilities of Institutions, including the need to establish an Animal Ethics Committee, to have procedures in place to ensure due process, to ensure facilities are at an acceptable standard and that their staff are aware of their legal responsibilities.
There also are areas where the scope of responsibilities under the Animal Research Act may be open to interpretation, for example, differentiation between acts of veterinary science and research.
- Institutional support for animal ethics committees
- The use of restricted drugs and the conduct of restricted acts of veterinary science in animal research
- Differentiation between animal research and veterinary treatment
- Emergency procedures
- Grievance procedures
- Formal agreements between accredited establishments sharing animal ethics committees
- Non-research animals at Accredited Animal Research Establishments
- Payment of external members of animal ethics committees
- Procedures prohibited under the NSW Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
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