Ethics in Animal Research at CSU Peter Chenoweth Presiding Officer, CSU ACEC Animal Research in NSW is Governed by: NSW Animal Research Act (1985) Animal Research Regulation 2005 Animal Research Review Panel (ARRP) (self-regulatory process under the Act.
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(Covers all research and teaching using non-human vertebrate animals & is periodically revised)
The objective of the Animal Research Act 1985 is to protect the welfare of animals used in connection with research by requiring persons or organisations carrying out animal research or supplying animals for research to be authorised under this Act and by regulating the carrying out of animal research and the supply of animals for research by those persons or organisations.
Authorisations under this Act may be granted only for recognised research purposes. Recognised research purposes include purposes involving the use of animals for research, teaching, testing and the production of biological products.
Animal Ethics Committees (AECs) govern the use of animals in research, teaching and product testing. Their role is to advise and monitor the use and supply of animals for these purposes.
The role of AECs is to:
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Conduct animal work (teaching or research) without ACEC approval