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Record-keeping and reporting

There are no record-keeping or reporting requirements for Category 1 animal use activities. Animals in this category should not be included in the animal use statistics report.

Schools must keep hard copy records relating to their use of animals for scientific purposes for seven years for audit purposes. A comprehensive list of record, correspondence and report requirements is provided by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) at Recordkeeping for investigators and teachers External Link.

A School based animal activity register is provided by the Queensland Schools Animal Ethics Committee (QSAEC) as a guide for schools. All applications, activity notifications, responses from QSAEC and reports should be stored with this register and be available on request by animal welfare investigators and QSAEC site inspectors.

The following reports are required:

ReasonType of reportRequired by Date due
To maintain registration as a Scientific User with DAF

Scientific Use - (Annual) Animal Use Statistics Report


This report is submitted by the QSAEC on behalf of all registrants.

31 May each year

To maintain animal ethics approval granted by QSAEC for a specific activity

NB: If the QSAEC does not receive all relevant reports, the approval is no longer valid. The QSAEC has the authority to investigate any unapproved use of animals for scientific purposes in Queensland schools and to ensure that the activity ceases immediately and/or remedial action is undertaken.

Activity completion report Adobe PDF document167K

QSAECNovember each year and at the completion of the approval period (if that expiry doesn't fall in Term 4)

Unexpected adverse event report Microsoft® Word document 73K

(Please refer to Reporting unexpected adverse events for clarification of events that must be reported)

QSAECWithin 7 days of the event's occurence
Animal use complaint report Adobe PDF document250KQSAECWithin 7 days of receipt of complaint
Modification, SOP variation or amendment form Adobe PDF document239KQSAECWhen there is a change in activity leader or a modification to the activity for which approval was granted

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