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NHMRC

Animal research ethics

This section of the site contains information about ethics and related issues in the use of animals for scientific purposes.

Current Activities

Animal Welfare Committee (AWC)

The Animal Welfare Committee advises NHMRC on issues pertaining to the conduct and ethics on the use of animals for scientific purposes.

Animal research ethics publications

The NHMRC provides support and advice on animal ethics, including guidelines and information for Animal Ethics Committees and researchers. These guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th edition (2013).

Ethical issues