Applying for animal ethics approval

All staff, students, and external researchers seeking to conduct research involving animals at the University of New England are required to apply using these forms.

Please note that applications on the old forms will not be accepted. We advise that you download the forms each time you need them because updates to the documents/forms are regularly made.

Guidelines on how to apply for ethics approval

Complete your application form for ethics approval

Your completed application form for ethics approval must be sent to the Animal Ethics Committee.

A sample of a completed application form will be available soon as a guide to work from.

Information to assist you in completing your application

Purpose list — refer to question B7 in the application form.

Procedures list — refer to question B6 in the application form.

Species category numbers — refer to B5 of the application form.

Standard operating procedures — reference guides for research into a range of animals.


Applications for ethics approval must reach Research Services by 12.00 noon on the nominated closing date for discussion at the next committee meeting.

Signatures can be signed electronically, or signed by hand.

Email all applications and any supporting documents to
Print, in colour, the original application on A4 paper, single sided, and clip it together — do not staple — and deliver to:

Research Services
TC Lamble Building

After your research is underway

During the course of your research, you may have the need to amend your human ethics approval application.

You will also need to report to the AEC in relation to your ethics approval.

Progress / Final Report Form

The Progress or Final Report is used to:

  • Report your progress — if you received approval for research that runs for more than one year, a progress report must be completed every 12 months and submitted to the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC)
  • Report the completion of your research to the AEC.
Do you need to amend your submitted application?

Variation Form (Animal Ethics Approval)

If you need to request an extension, amendment, variation to your Application — or the addition of staff or students to an existing protocol that has already received animal ethics approval — please complete and submit the Variation Form ((DOC, 221 KB)).