Animal ethics submission dates

Meetings in 2021 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 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 dates

23 March 2021

6 April 2021

4 May 2021

27 April 2021

11 May 2021

8 June 2021

1 June 2021 15 June 2021 13 July 2021
6 July 2021 20 July 2021 17 August 2021
10 August 2021 24 August 2021 21 September 2021
16 August 2021 28 September 2021 26 October 2021
19 October 2021 2 November 2021 30 November 2021**
23 November 2021 7 December 2021 18 January 2022

*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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