Animal Ethics: Resources, Training & Support

Training and Support

Animal Ethics Training »

Animal ethics training and theoretical and practical training applicable to research requirements is required before commencing work with animals. Please visit the link above for more information.

Research Ethics Drop-in Sessions »

Obtain personalised advice about your Ethics application at our monthly Drop-in Sessions. Research Ethics Officers will be available to answer questions about the ethics application process. A veterinarian from the veterinary services team will be available to provide advice on developing e.g., humane endpoints, anaesthetics, analgesia.

Student and Supervisor Responsibilities in Research Ethics »

Research students and supervisors both have responsibilities when it comes to submitting a research ethics application. This page provides an overview of the responsibilities for research students and research supervisors and a handy checklist for where to begin.

Veterinary Advice and Assistance »

Urgent Matters

An ANU Vet must be contacted ASAP in all cases where animals become unwell or die unexpectedly (i.e., when not foreshadowed in the approved protocol).

Emergency veterinary assistance (24/7 on call)
Ph: 612 51130

For more information on what to do when something goes wrong, see Unexpected Adverse Events (UAE) 

General Support

ANU Veterinary Services seek to champion the welfare of animals that contribute to the research undertaken at ANU and support research excellence in animal research. ANU Veterinary Services may be contacted via email ( or phone on 6125 1130.


Alternatives to Animal Research »

Information on available alternatives to animals and developing alternatives to animals in fundamental research and testing.

Animal Ethics Newsletters »

Quarterly email newsletters which contain relevant, up-to-date information about Animal Ethics and upcoming dates for training, events and submission deadlines.

Animals and Art »

Information for ANU staff and students conducting research on art or creating an artwork or art performance involving animals.

Use of Drugs in Research Animals »

Information on how to apply for a licence for Schedule 8 drugs for research purposes. Schedule 8 drugs have specific legislative and ANU WHS requirements which must be followed.

Other ANU Services

ANU Statistical Consulting Unit »

The Statistical Consulting Unit (SCU) can assist with both experimental design and data analysis. The Unit is staffed by experienced practising statisticians who maintain regular contact with other statisticians at the ANU, CSIRO and elsewhere. Consulting support is available, free of charge, to all ANU Honours research students, Higher Degree Research students (e.g. Masters, PhD) and staff.

Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (SCAPA) »

Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (SCAPA) is the University's central point for internal and external communication and public affairs. Please contact SCAPA (T: 612 57979, or visit their website) for advice on sharing details of your research in the public domain. 

Always keep your photographs, videos, research results and comments about your work secure. Do not post them on social media or pass them on beyond professional sharing. Social media accounts should only be used if they are an approved part of formally promoting your research and content must be moderated.  For further information, contact the ANU Media Office (Strategic Communications and Public Affairs team, SCAPA, T: 612 57979).

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