Note: This publication was revoked by NHMRC in 2017 as it may no longer reflect best practice. NHMRC has made this publication available on its internet archives site for information purposes only.
Many of the recommendations in the Guidelines for the generation, breeding, care and use of genetically modified and cloned animals for scientific purposes (2007) (the GM Guidelines) have been incorporated into the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (2013) (the Code). A document mapping the recommendations in the GM Guidelines to the guidance in the Code is provided here.
Because the appendices in the GM Guidelines may continue to provide useful information for investigators and members of animal ethics committees (AECs), these appendices have been extracted from the GM Guidelines and are provided here for easy reference.
These guidelines were developed by NHMRC on advice from its Animal Welfare Committee as introductory material to assist investigators, Animal Ethics Committees, animal technicians and the broader community when they consider research projects involving the generation and use of genetically modified and cloned animals of all species. These include laboratory, agricultural, companion animals and wildlife developed and used in research.
These guidelines provided standards for the welfare of genetically modified and cloned animals. In particular, they highlighted the special ethical and welfare issues related to the creation and use of genetically modified and cloned animals.