It is a requirement of the University, the South Australian Animal Welfare Act 1985 (Act) and the Australian Code for the Care and use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, 8th edn, 2013 (the Code) that institutions, animal ethics committees, and people involved in any aspect of the care and use of animals for scientific and teaching purposes must be aware of and accept their responsibilities, and act in accordance with the Code.
In order to work with animals at Flinders University, all staff and students (both internal and external) MUST complete Flinders University’s Animal Ethics Online Training (AEOT) (which will take approximately 1 hour) before they can apply for an animal ethics application. In addition, all staff or students who are new to animal research must also attend the next available Animal Ethics Group Workshop. New staff who have significant previous experience may be granted an exemption by the AWC upon application.
This training will provide you with the knowledge and skills to promote the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals for scientific and teaching purposes. It consists of short readings, followed by a multiple choice quiz.
Please download the animal ethics online training slides as there are a number of links that you will require throughout your time at Flinders University.
For external personnel - In order to access AEOT, you must have a current FAN. A temporary external FAN can only be requested by someone with a current FAN, meaning that only a current Flinders staff or student member can submit a request.
For further information, or if you experience any problems, please contact the Animal Ethics Officer, Animal Welfare Committee.