Submitting amendment forms

An application for amendment must be submitted to the AEC before any change to the approved project occurs (the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (8th edition, 2013), Clause 2.4.10) 'the Animal Use Code'.

To Extend the Duration of an Approved Project

An application must be submitted to the AEC prior to the current expiry date of the project. 

Repeating an experiment

The Animal Use Code states the following in relation to repeating experiments: '1.23 Activities involving the use of animals must not be repeated within a project or between projects unless such repetition is essential for the purpose or design of the project (e.g. sound experimental design, statistical analysis, corroboration by the same or another investigator)'.

If the experiment has been performed as outlined in the original application, the results look good, but will need to be repeated to confirm a result, you must submit a amendment requesting additional animals and provide strong justification for the need to repeat the experiment. 

Submit your amendment

Temporary changes to ethics submissions for MyResearch

All ethics submissions temporarily closed at 11.59 pm on Sunday 10 January 2021. Submissions will recommence in MyResearch at 9:00 am Wednesday 27 January 2021. Please see temporary closure of ethics submissions for details.

If you have any further questions or are unsure which AEC relates to your work, contact the Animal Ethics.