AEC Application Process
The JCU AEC application forms can be found on Resources, Downloads and Links.
The AEC meets monthly, except for January, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Submissions to a AEC meeting must be received at least 2 weeks before the scheduled meeting date. On rare occasions, and only if there is a good reason, late applications maybe accepted or urgent review may be arranged.
Animal Ethics Monitor Review
Animal Ethics Monitors have been chosen with expertise in various types of research and with different types of animals to review and provide feedback on your applications to the AEC.
A monitor’s review is not compulsory, but is highly recommended. This review aims to pick up any problems with your application and to improve the likelihood that it will be approved at the AEC meeting.
The Ethics Monitor will provide feedback on your application.
What to Include in your Application
All the information necessary for the AEC to consider your application must be in the application document and the attached spreadsheet and monitoring sheets. Additional documents can be provided to support information in the document, but these should be summarised in the application itself.
Submitting your Application
Once your application has been signed by all personnel working on the project, submit for a signature of your College Dean/Delegate. Send the fully signed application and any supporting information (if applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need Help with your Application
If you have any questions about the AEC application form, documentation, application or review process, please contact the Ethics Office. Detailed information on completing you AEC application can be found in the Application Guide (PDF, 632 KB).
Animal Ethics Training and Competency
Animal Ethics Training is available by request or by completing the training modules in LearnJCU. JCU AEC's competency program and SOPs can also be found in the LearnJCU Organisation 'Animal Welfare'. To access these SOPs and the training modules, you can 'Self-Enrol' by searching for Animal Welfare in 'My Organisations'. If you have trouble accessing the site, please email email@example.com
Compass Online Animal Ethics Training Modules
The Australia New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research has developed free online Animal Ethics training modules called ComPass. Researchers and Students are strongly encouraged to complete this training.