Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee & Submission Deadlines

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 20
March 1 (12pm) March 20
March 29 (12pm) April 17
April 26 (12pm) May 15
May 31 (5pm) June 19
June 28 (12pm) July 17
July 31 (5pm) August 21
August 30 (12pm) September 18
September 27 (12pm) October 16
October 31 (5pm) November 20


January 2 (12pm) January 15




  • 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
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