The below links have been provided to supply you with information and resources on Replacement.
The below link has been provided to supply you with information on Reduction.
The below link has been provided to supply you with information on Refinement.
The below links are a good place to start when considering the use of animals in research and teaching.
Minimising the harm done to animals used in science - The Three 3Rs
This site outlines the 3RS and provides points to consider so that the 3Rs can be applied at the planning stages before any direct work with animals begins.
Balancing harm and benefit
This site discusses harm versus benefit of the use of animals.
It looks at what researchers and teachers should consider and what the AEC will consider.
Control of animal use in science
This site discusses researchers' responsibilities toward animals in research, in addition to the responsibilities of the AEC.
Ethical Guidelines for Australian students using animals or animal tissues for educational purposes, for use by universities and other research organisations
Using animals or their tissues in laboratory classes is a privilege which brings with it responsibilities that go well beyond the need to avoid cruelty to animals. This pamphlet gives some advice to help students and teachers meet these responsibilities and to help them gain maximum benefit from using animals in laboratory classes.
Check for all researchers, supervisors and the AEC - has the research been done before? http://www.go3r.org/
Housing and Care of Animals
Use this site's links to get some information on dos and don'ts related to animal housing, animal care and welfare.
This site provides useful links to learn about improving environments or maintaining appropriate environments for animals used for research and teaching.
Do you have any other useful information or websites that could assist other researchers, teachers, supervisors or AEC members? If so, we would like to hear from you! Email the Ethics Office and let us know.