If your project has already received approval from a Health Service District HREC or any external HREC, the JCU HREC will accept the decisions of these committees and release a JCU ethics acknowledgement after a brief internal check of the above documentation.
You will need to contact the Manager, Animal Welfare and Research Ethics, request permission and provide certain information on your organisation and planned animal use. This request will then need to be considered by the AEC. If approved, you will need to inform the Queensland Regulator, Biosecurity Queensland, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. You will need to provide your scientific use number with the animal ethics application and sign a non-affiliated institutional agreement to access the AEC.
If you are affiliated with JCU (i.e. an Adjunct Professor, Research Fellow, a student from another organisation formally supervised by a JCU staff member) you may be able to work under JCU's scientific use registration. You must provide written evidence of the affiliation with the animal ethics application."