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Animal Ethics Committee - Category D Member

  • Location: Casuarina NT
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Education & Training
  • Time Required

    8 meetings a year; not including special, and out of session meetings and inspections. A full term on the committee is a 3-year duration. 10 hours including documents review and meeting attendance, per meeting

  • Training

    Animal ethics training provided

  • Reimbursement


  • Requirements

    Applicants for this position must not be employed or associated with CDU or organisations using the CDU AEC; Applicants must never have had involvement in animal research; it is required that applicants must be able to bring a completely independent view to the committee; Reasonable computer skills are essential, an ability and willingness to learn new computer systems is desired. A basic understanding of science or agriculture would be of assistance, but is not essential.

    Please Note:
    * As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
    * Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role be a maximum of 15-16 hours per week.

The CDU AEC meets eight times every year, and also undertakes a number of inspections of animal facilities and research projects. These facilities are located in a number of locations and occasional travel to remote areas may be required. All costs will be covered by CDU. As a member of the AEC, you should be prepared to devote about 10-12 hours per month to committee duties, including but not limited to attending AEC meetings; assessing new project applications, project reports, project notifications and amendment requests; project facility and site inspections; review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as well as any other animal welfare related matters. Membership of the AEC is a rewarding experience and members have the ability to contribute to furthering knowledge and improving animal welfare and the environment of the Northern Territory.