All UQ researchers, teaching staff and students using live non-human vertebrates, cephalopods or crustaceans (if working interstate) require approval from an Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) prior to commencing any animal work.

The following topics related to the use of animals for scientific purposes will be discussed: 

  • the legal framework and guiding policy and procedures 
  • the ethical and guiding principles 
  • the process of seeking ethical approval from one of the five UQ AEC prior to starting your project. 

There will also be opportunity for your questions. 

Presented by the Office of Research Ethics.

About Integrity and ethics

The responsible conduct of research – including adherence to ethical and professional protocols in research practice and publication – forms the basis of research which is trusted and valued in the broader community. The integrity of research therefore, relies on researchers who act responsibly and follow the relevant codes of practice.

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