Animal ethics training and guides
The Animal Research Ethics Office offers a number of training courses during the year.
Competency assessment can be arranged directly through the animal facility by emailing L_ResearchFacility@curtin.edu.au.
Animal Welfare Training – Module 1
These sessions are held for all Curtin students and staff. You must complete this training prior to commencement of research and/or teaching involving animals.
For information about animal welfare training contact the Animal Facility Manager Beng Chua on B.Chua@curtin.edu.au.
If your study is a research or a teaching project, you need to complete the Research/Teaching Ethics Application form. If your study is an observational study, please complete the Observational Study Ethics Application form.
If your project has already been approved by another Animal Ethics Committee, you may qualify for reciprocal ethics approval through Curtin. To apply for reciprocal ethics approval, complete the Reciprocal Ethics Application form and provide the necessary documentation as outlined in the instructions guide.
Report all unexpected adverse events to the AEC within 24 hours of being aware of the events by submitting an Adverse Event report.
If you propose to change your study in any way, please submit an Amendment Request. Amendments to the protocol must not be acted on until approval has been granted.
All Curtin staff and student must receive approval prior to work with animals. Submit the Change of Investigator/s request to add/remove investigators or change investigator’s details.
As a condition of an approval and in order for the approved animal ethics project to continue each year, the researchers must submit an Annual Progress report on the anniversary of the ethics approval.
Submit a Completion Report as soon as practicable upon completion of the project.
Researchers must report on the number of animals used in each calendar year as well as at the end of the project to finalise animal numbers by submitting an Animal Use report.
Sign-off on an application/report in the InfoEd by viewing the documents and indicating whether you accept the submission or not.
If an ethics submission requires further information/changes prior to AEC review/AEC Chair review, the Chief Investigator will receive a request for additional information from the Ethics Office.
If an ethics submission requires further information/changes prior to AEC review/AEC Chair review, the Chief Investigator will receive a request for additional information from the Ethics Office. If you are a co-investigator/student on the project, follow these instructions to respond to the request for additional information.
If your animal ethics submission has been reviewed by the Animal Ethics Committee and requires revisions, you will need to respond to the AEC via InfoEd.