Webinar 3: Ethical Decision-Making for Animal Ethics Committee members, Researchers, Reviewers, animal science students, and interested members of the public
The Animal Research Review Panel (ARRP) in partnership with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), invites you to attend the last of its three webinars for 2022.
The introduction to The Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (the Australian Code) states that its purpose is to “promote the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals for scientific purposes”, underpinned by “an obligation to respect animals”? What does respect for animals mean? And how should this guide the decisions of AECs and others involved in the care and use of animals?
The ARRP in partnership with NSW DPI, is committed to protecting the welfare of animals used in research and safeguarding the future of these animals through the promotion of the principles of the 3Rs as a framework for ethical decision making.
Join us for our final webinar in 2022 to explore what ethical decision making really is, how it shapes our responsibilities and guides our decisions to ensure that the care and use of animals for scientific purposes is ethically acceptable, whilst balancing the potential effects on the wellbeing of the animals involved with the potential benefits to humans, animals or the environment.
The Australian Code was established on the initiative of scientists in 1969. It establishes Animal Ethics Committees to ensure that animal use is justified and that the principles of the 3Rs are adhered to. The Australian Code is incorporated by reference into the New South Wales Animal Research Regulation and is central to the conduct of animal research in NSW. Administration and revision of the Code is undertaken, under the auspices of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), by the Code Reference Group.
More information can be found on the Animal Ethics Infolink - www.animalethics.org.au/policies
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