Terms of reference
The NHMRC Animal Welfare Committee has the following terms of reference:
- To advise NHMRC on issues pertaining to the conduct and ethics of using animals in biomedical research.
- To advise NHMRC on the regular review and, if necessary, revision of the Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes, 2004, and on the development and revision of other NHMRC documents related to using animals in biomedical research.
Mode of operation
- The Animal Welfare Committee will report on activities to NHMRC’s Research Committee.
- The Animal Welfare Committee will advise NHMRC through the Head, Research Translation (Canberra).
Member information and declarations of interest
|Name / Position||Area of Expertise1||Declaration of Interest|
|Professor Edna Hardeman||Category B||
|Dr Simon Bain||Category A||
|Dr Mark Lawrie||Category A||
|Professor Neil Dear||Category B||
|Professor Andy Giraud||Category B||
|Dr Bidda Jones||Category C||
|Dr Carole Webb||Category C||
|Ms Robin Matthews||Category D||Member of an institutional Animal Ethics Committee.|
|Mr Paul Power||Category D||Member of an institutional Animal Ethics Committee and a Human Research Ethics Committee.|
Category A: a person with qualifications in veterinary science.
Category B: a suitably qualified person with substantial recent experience in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities.
Category C: a person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals.
Category D: a person who is both independent of the institution and who has never been involved in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities, either in their employment or beyond their under-graduate education.
Contact for more information
Director, Health and Research Ethics