Peer Review of Research
The University of Tasmania encourages and supports researchers to participate in the peer review process. For further information please review the University Statement on Peer Review (PDF 115.6KB).
All applications involving lab animals must be signed off by the Animal Services Manager before they are submitted to the AEC.
Animal Ethics Application Forms and Guidelines
- Information and Instructions for Applying for Ethics Approval (Word 51.3KB)
- Animal Ethics Committee submission and meeting dates
If you have not already done so, please complete the Vet Service Competency Assessment Application form and include it with your initial application.
- Initial application for University of Tasmania based research (WORD 138.7KB)
- Veterinary Service Competency Assessment Application form (WORD 25.7KB)
- Animal Services Staff Competency Listing (WORD 21.9KB) (A list of staff deemed competent in performing procedures on animals)
- Mouse and Rat Passport (WORD 55.2KB) (For researchers introducing a new mouse or rat species; intended to provide husbandry and welfare information for establishments receiving genetically altered mice and rats. The passport does not replace any requirements for Australian government department permission for the movement of animals, import licences or health certification).
- External Research form (WORD 31.5KB). It is a requirement that the AEC is notified of animal research projects involving University of Tasmania employees, students and postgraduate candidates, irrespective of whether the research is undertaken at the university or at other organisations.
- Minimal Risk Initial application for University of Tasmania based research (WORD 136.2KB) - The AEC Minimal Risk Initial Application form for UTAS based research is a simplified version of the Initial Application for University based research form and should only be used for field observational studies where animals are not approached. The AEC Minimal Risk Initial Application form cannot be used for studies that propose to attract animals e.g. using baited rather than passive cameras. The form fulfils the requirements of the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Minimal Risk Initial Application forms are considered by the full AEC committee.