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Recordkeeping and reporting requirements

The Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (ACPA) and the Australian Code of Practice for the Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (Scientific Use Code) have requirements for keeping and providing records and reports relating to the use of animals for scientific purposes.

The records that need to be kept depend on people's responsibilities and the type of animal use involved.

Investigators, teachers, persons-in-charge of animal facilities and animal ethics committees (AECs) and institutions must report on their animal use activities as required by the ACPA and Scientific Use Code.