Information for researchers with research or projects involving animals.
In accordance with the Australian Code for the Care and use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, 8th edn, 2013 (the Code), researchers, including students, who wish to undertake research or teaching projects involving animals, must obtain ethics approval from the Flinders University Animal Welfare Committee (AWC) before commencing any projects. The term animals refers to live non-human vertebrates (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals), and cephalopods (such as octopus and squid).
If your research or teaching project is not covered by the Code (for example, scavenging tissue, existing data sets, birdwatching without interference, etc.), then the project can be added to the Register without having to obtain full animal ethics approval.
All applications must be submitted in ResearchNow Ethics & Biosafety. It can be accessed via the Okta dashboard. A FAN is required to access ResearchNow Ethics & Biosafety.
The Committee's Terms of Reference can be downloaded here.