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 records relating to their
use of animals for scientific purposes for 7 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.
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:
|To maintain registration as a Scientific User with DAF||Scientific use – (annual) animal use statistics report||DAF|
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NB: If the QSAEC does not receive all relevant reports, the approval is no longer valid.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||QSAEC||November each year and at the completion of the approval period (if that expiry doesn't fall in Term 4)|
Unexpected adverse event report|
(Please refer to
reporting unexpected adverse events for clarification of events that must be reported)
|QSAEC||Within 7 days of the event's occurrence|
Animal use complaint report||QSAEC||Within 7 days of receipt of complaint|
Modification, SOP variation or amendment form||QSAEC||When there is a change in activity leader or a modification to the activity for which approval was granted|