Animal Research Ethics at UNSW
Grants Management Office
Animal Research Ethics – for all research experiments involving animals.
The NSW Animal Research Act (1985) requires that all research (funded or unfunded) and teaching that uses animals - whether alive or dead - must receive prior written approval from the UNSW Animal Care and Ethics Committee (ACEC), in accordance with the following flowchart.
Commencing a project without prior written approval may be subject to criminal prosecution. To ensure compliance, it is UNSW policy to allow access to research funds only when ACEC has granted approval for the funded project. As of January 2008 all applications are to be completed online through Animal Ethics Online and further information is available on this website or from the Ethics Secretariat (9385-4234).
As no UNSW teaching hospital has its own ACEC, with the exception of St Vincent’s Hospital, this service is currently provided by the UNSW ACEC.
Guidelines for Completing Animal Ethics Reporting
Committee and Deadlines
Policies and Guidelines
Applying for Animal Ethics Approval
Animal Ethics Resources
- Animal Care and Ethics Training
- Animal Death/Adverse or Unexpected Events Report Form
- Animal Ethics Reporting- Form L, Section D: General Animal Use Statistics