Annual progress reports from investigators and teachers to their AEC
Investigators must provide written annual progress reports to their AEC that should advise the AEC on:
- what progress has been achieved
- any problems that may have interfered with progress of the project
- how many animals have been used
- whether the wellbeing of the animals is consistent with that anticipated in the proposal
- whether any changes are envisaged
- whether the project is meeting its aims.
The following reports are required.
|Type of report||Who to||Frequency of reporting|
|Annual report||AEC||Once each year|
|Completion report||AEC||At the end of the project|
|Annual Animal Use Statistics Report||Biosecurity Queensland - Animal Welfare and Ethics||Once a year|
|Report on unexpected adverse events||AEC||As required when an adverse event occurs|
The AEC must review the annual progress reports and, in consultation with the investigator, approve that the project may continue, be suspended, require modification or be discontinued.
Completion reports from investigators and teachers to AECs
When a project is completed or discontinued, the investigator or teacher must submit a completion report to the AEC. The completion report should advise the AEC on:
- whether the stated aims were achieved
- whether the number of animals used varied from the number approved and if so, why any major discrepancies occurred
- whether the wellbeing of the animals were consistent with that anticipated in the proposal
- conclusions as to how procedures in future projects could be modified to reduce any impact on animal welfare
- details of publications and presentations that have resulted from the project.
It is recommended that AECs develop a form(s) to guide investigators and teachers on preparing completion reports.
- Recordkeeping and reporting requirements
- Recordkeeping for investigators and teachers
- Recordkeeping requirements for animal facilities where animals are used for scientific purposes
- Recordkeeping requirements of AECs and registrants
- Reporting requirements of AECs and registrants
- Reporting unexpected adverse events by investigators, teachers and animal facilities where animals are used for scientific purposes
- 2012 Animal Use Statistics Report information
- Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (ACPA)
- Scientific Use Code