ID: 103109

Animal Ethics Committee, Category C Member

Animal Welfare Regular - more than 6 months Adelaide SA

About this opportunity

In accordance with the Code, the AEC approves only those studies for which animals are essential and justified and which conform to the requirements of the Code. This takes into consideration factors including ethics, the impact on the animal or animals and the anticipated scientific or educational value.

Specific duties include: *Become familiar with the Code and consult other guidelines relevant to the review of specific research proposals; *Read and review applications for ethical approval, considering the ethical acceptability of research proposals before meetings; *Prepare for and attend scheduled meetings of the Committee (8 per year) *Contribute to the exchange of opinions from members at the meetings; *Each member of the Committee is responsible for deciding whether, in his or her judgement, a research proposal submitted for review meets the requirements of the Code and is ethically acceptable.

Additional requirements

*A person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals.
*Will have no existing affiliation with the University and will not be currently involved in the care and use of animals for scientific research purposes.
*Active membership of, and endorsement by, an animal welfare organisation (while not representing the organisation) is desirable.
*Computer literacy - email, download files, navigate the animal ethics online web form application system (training provided)

Please Note:
* During the Covid-19 pandemics, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the Sate or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
* 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 should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

Time Required

Attend 8 meetings per year located at 50 Rundle Mall, Adelaide. Three inspection visits to University facilities per year.Reading and reviewing of applications with feedback given to committee.

Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • Research, Policy & Analysis

training provided for animal ethics online application system


out-of-pocket expenses incurred while attending meetings will be reimbursed