Animal ethics submission dates

UPDATE 16 October 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.
Please note that due to this change in the meeting cycle, the submission date for the first meeting of 2021 is earlier than in past years - 8 December 2020.

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

After receiving your ethics application, the Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee (AEEC) may request further comment or clarification from you before the meeting date. 

We strongly recommend that you prepare your application early to allow sufficient time for review and feedback prior to submission. If you have a protocol that is due for renewal, we recommend submitting your renewal application at least two AEEC meetings prior to your end date.

AEEC meeting dates

All deadlines are at close of business.


Vet review request deadline*

Submission deadline

Meeting date

15 September

29 September

27 October (updated)

20 October (updated)**

3 November**

1 December**


Vet review request deadline*

Submission deadline 

Meeting dates

24 November 2020

8 December 2020

19 January 2021

12 January 2021

25 January 2021
(early due to Australia Day public holiday)

23 February 2021

16 February 2021

2 March 2021

30 March 2021

23 March 2021

6 April 2021

4 May 2021

27 April 2021

11 May 2021

8 June 2021

*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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