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Animal Ethics Committees

The following resources will assist Animal Ethics Committee members in undertaking their roles in relation to animal ethics applications and animal welfare.

ComPass Animal Welfare Training

This free online course covers the Australian Code and NZ Guide and welfare issues relating to animal use in research and teaching. For the course link and more information.

Information on research study design

Appropriate research study design is an important part of reducing the numbers of animals used in research and testing. We strongly recommend the PREPARE and ARRIVE guidelines for the designing and reporting of animal experiments involving the use of animals. The guidelines are intended to improve the planning and reporting of research using animals – maximising information published and minimising unnecessary studies.

  • PREPARE guidelines for planning animal experiments can be found here.

  • ARRIVE guidelines for reporting animal experiments can be found here.

The ARRIVE reporting guidelines have been endorsed by over 1,000 scientific journals including nature, and the journals of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

A 3-minute video about the PREPARE guidelines can be found here.

Resource links for New Zealand Animal Ethics Committee Members

The following resources are available for New Zealand Animal Ethics Committee Members:

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