Resources, Training & Contacts

Animal Care and Ethics Courses

Further information can be found at Animal Care and Ethics Training Courses

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Animal Ethics Legislation and Guidelines

Animal Ethics Legislation

Animal Ethics Legislation

Guidelines specifically developed relating to the implementation of the Animal Research Act, Regulation, and the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes 8th Edition 2013 are available here.

ARRP Guidelines

Note that it is a condition of UNSW's Accreditation as an Animal Research Establishment with the NSW regulator that unless otherwise approved by the ACEC, animals should be housed in accordance with the below guidelines:

NHMRC Guidelines

Specific guidelines relating to the implementation of the Code which should be consulted regarding the use of various species of animals for research and teaching purposes:

 

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Complaints, allegations of non-compliance and grievances

UNSW has established a complaints, allegations of non-compliance and grievances framework for UNSW staff, students and persons external to the University to ensure transparency and oversight of research aligned with RECS portfolios. 

Complaints about the conduct of research and teaching by UNSW staff, students and visitors involving animals, as well as instances of research conducted without the appropriate ethical approval or not in accordance with the approved Animal Care and Ethics Committees (ACECs) protocol, are to be reported to the Director of Research Ethics & Compliance Support (RECS), Dr Ted Rohr, (animalethics@unsw.edu.au). Where deemed appropriate, matters may be referred to the UNSW Conduct & Integrity Office (research.integrity@unsw.edu.au).

Grievances about ethics review and processes for animal research by UNSW staff and students should be addressed directly to the Director RECS (animalethics@unsw.edu.au), to be assessed against institutional and legislative frameworks. 

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Contact us

Animal Care (animalcare@unsw.edu.au)

Director of Animal Care Dr Josephine Joya j.joya@unsw.edu.au 9385 9912 0466 778 752
Senior Animal Welfare Officer Dr Lucie Nedved animalcare@unsw.edu.au 9385 7389 0466 201 323
Animal Welfare Officer Dr Arthur Chau animalcare@unsw.edu.au       0435 533 799

Animal Ethics (animalethics@unsw.edu.au)

Coordinator, Research Ethics & Compliance Sam Husakovic s.husakovic@unsw.edu.au 9065 8520
Animal Ethics Officer Suzanna Hatchwell animalethics@unsw.edu.au 9065 8489
Research Ethics & Compliance Officer Nancy Anders animalethics@unsw.edu.au 9065 8362

 

ACEC Chairs

Professor Richard Lock A/Prof Terry Ord
RLock@ccia.org.au t.ord@unsw.edu.au

 

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Veterinary Emergency:

Director of Animal Care

Dr Josephine Joya

T: 9385 9912

M: 0466 778 752

 

Senior Animal Welfare Officer

Dr Lucie Nedved

T: 9385 7389

M: 0466 201 323

 

Animal Welfare Officer

Dr Arthur Chau

M: 0435 533 799

 

RECS Contact Details