Animal Ethics Submission Dates

A new Research Ethics Management System (REMS) is currently being developed to replace ARIES and the Animal Ethics module is anticipated to go live in early October. The September and October AEC meetings will be conducted in ARIES and the meetings from November onwards will be conducted in REMS. For more information please visit the REMS SharePoint site.

Meetings in 2023 run on a 5-weekly cycle. Please check the deadlines for submission below as the dates are different to previous years.

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

After receiving your ethics application, the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) 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 AEC meetings prior to your end date.

AEC Meeting Dates

All deadlines are at close of business.

Vet review request deadline*

Submission deadline 

Meeting dates

18 October 2022

01 November 2022

29 November 2022**
(Postponed to 6 December 2022)

22 November 2022 06 December 2022 17 January 2023
10 January 2023  24 January 2023 21 February 2023
14 February 2022 28 February 2023 28 March 2023
21 March 2023 04 April 2023 2 May 2023
26 April 2023 09 May 2023

6 June 2023

30 May 2023 13 June 2023 11 July 2023
04 July 2023 18 July 2023 15 August 2023 (ARIES)
08 August 2023 (ARIES) 22 August 2023 (ARIES) 19 September 2023 (ARIES)
12 September 2023 (ARIES) 25 September 2023 (ARIES) 24 October 2023 (ARIES)
17 October 2023 (REMS) 31 October 2023 (REMS) 28 November 2023** (REMS)
21 November 2023 (REMS) 05 December 2023 (REMS) 16 January 2024 (REMS)

*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, Research Ethics Office on


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