Standard operating procedures

Standard Operating Procedures

Appropriate use of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as part of the animal ethics approval process may facilitate the preparation of applications by researchers and teachers.

Clause 2.2.33 of the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes stipulates that SOPs should only be referred to in ACEC applications under the following conditions:

  • the SOP must have current approval from the ACEC
  • the SOP must include in its title the date of approval or last review by the ACEC
  • investigators named in the application must be competent to implement the SOP
  • any variation to an SOP must be described in the application and should be considered as a prompt for review of the SOP.

For further information please see the following:

If you are unable to access any of the SOPs please contact the Ethics Officer.

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