Animal ethics submission dates

UPDATE 27 August 2020: Please note that the remaining meetings for 2020 have been adjusted slightly to a 5-weekly cycle. Applications for a meeting will be due at COB Tuesday four weeks prior to the meeting.

All proposals and amendment applications must be submitted to the RSD Ethics Office ( by the updated submission deadlines, as listed in the table below. 

Please start preparing your application early to ensure you meet the submission cut-off deadlines and to allow time for the Committee’s review process and any pre-submission review required. If you have a protocol that needs replacement, we recommend submitting your renewal application two AEEC meetings or more prior to your end date.

Submission cut-off dates for 2020

Vet Review Deadline (COB Tues)*

Submission Deadline (COB Tues)

Meeting Date (Tues)

19 August (unchanged)

26 August (unchanged)

22 September (updated)

15 September (updated)

29 September (updated)

27 October (updated)

20 October (updated)

3 November (updated)**

1 December (updated)**


December TBC


January TBC

*ANU Vet Feedback: If you have a technical question regarding your application you can contact the ANU Vet Services Team at If you would like an ANU Vet to give feedback on your draft application prior to submission, please ensure you provide your initial draft application two weeks before the submission deadline.

**End of year/start of next year submissions: This is the last meeting for the year. If you need an approval before the end of January next year, please ensure that you submit by this last meeting's submission date.

Please see New animal ethics applications for more information on the application process. If you have any questions about applications or submission dates, please contact the Animal Ethics Team, RSD Research Ethics Office on


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