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The Deakin University Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) is responsible for approving and monitoring the use of animals in research and teaching at Deakin University. The primary responsibility of the AEC is to ensure that all institutional activities are conducted in compliance with Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 (and corresponding Regulations 2008 and the Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (8th Edition 2013).
All new to Deakin researchers should review the "Guide to Animal Ethics at Deakin University".