Animal Ethics Committee
The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
(DPIPWE) Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) has been established to consider
proposals to conduct scientific or educational projects that involve animals.
The DPIPWE AEC services DPIPWE Divisions and may, on request, assess
applications to conduct animal research from external institutions who do not
have their own AEC, where there is considered to be significant public benefit
from the research and where a formal DPIPWE AEC sharing agreement is in place.
AEC approval is required under the Tasmanian Animal Welfare Act 1993
(the Act) and the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes, 8th Edition, 2013 (the Code).
See also Animal Research for information on licensing conditions for institutions conducting animal research, including interstate and overseas institutions conducting animal research in Tasmania.