Animal research guidelines
The Australian Antarctic Program Animal Ethics Committee (AAPAEC) conforms to the National Health and Medical Research Council Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (the Code). The Code remains the paramount code under which all Australian animal research must be conducted.
All researchers planning to carry out any investigation in the Australian Antarctic program that involves live vertebrate animals (including fish), or cephalopods such as octopus or squid, must obtain ethics approval from the AAPAEC.
All researchers must read and familiarise themselves with the Code before commencing their application.