Animal Ethics: Resources, Training & Support

Training and Support

Animal Ethics Training »

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


Student and Supervisor Responsibilities in Research Ethics »

Research students and supervisors 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

The ANU Vet Services Team provides support for all ANU animals being used in both research and teaching.  The team seeks to champion the welfare of animals that contribute to the research undertaken at ANU and support research excellence in animal research. ANU Vet Services Team 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, testing and teaching.

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 Support»

The Statistical Support Network (SSN) can assist with both experimental design and data analysis. Consulting support and short courses are available, free of charge, to all ANU research staff and students. Further information on SNN can be found on: Statistical Support Network - Staff Services - ANU

A/Prof Brett Lidbury, ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, is available for statistical modelling advice and support for anyone submitting an animal ethics protocol application. Contact Details: Associate Professor Brett Lidbury - Researchers - ANU

Biological Data Science Unit (BDSI), ANU College of Science also provides consultancy and courses including statistical data modelling and analysis for biological research projects. Further information on BDSI can be found on: Biological Data Science Institute | The Australian National University (


ANU Media Communications Support

ANU Communications and Engagement (ACE) is the University's central point for internal and external communication including multimedia, media relations and public events. Their Media and Communications team (also known as the ANU Media Office) is the newsroom of the University. This team of communications specialists provides researchers with support and training in media engagement and can be contacted for advice regarding sharing details of your research in the public domain. 

Media Security:

  • 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 or any media queries, contact the Media and Communications team via their 24/7 media hotline, +61 2 612 57979, or via


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