The Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas) Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) has been established to consider proposals to conduct scientific or educational projects that involve animals. The NRE Tas AEC services NRE Tas 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 NRE Tas 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.