Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee

The primary responsibility of the AEEC is to ensure on behalf of the institution, that all care and use of animals is conducted in compliance with the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes. The AEEC applies a set of principles, outlined in the Code that governs the ethical conduct of people whose work involves the use of animals for scientific purposes. The role of the AEEC is to ensure that the use of animals is justified and provides for the welfare of those animals and incorporates the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.

The AEEC meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month except December - all proposals and amendment applications must be submitted to Research Services by the deadlines in the table below.

Submission Deadline

Meeting Date


January 3 (12pm)

January 16

January 31 (5pm) February 21
February 24 (5pm) March 21
March 31 (12pm) April 18
April 28 (12pm) May 16
May 31 (5pm) June 20
June 30 (12pm) July 18
July 28 (12pm) August 15
August 31 (5pm) September 19
September 29 (12pm) October 17
October 31 (5pm) November 21


January 3 (12pm) January 16




  • a person with qualifications in veterinary science
  • a person with substantial recent experience in animal experimentation
  • a person with demonstrable commitment to and established experience in furthering the welfare of animals who is not a member of The Australian National University
  • a person responsible for the routine care of animals within The Australian National University
  • an independent person who is not involved in the conduct of experiments using animals and is not a member of The Australian National University