Telethon Kids Institute Animal Ethics Committee

We are looking for a category D member to join the Telethon Kids Institute Animal Ethics Committee. The role of the Animal Ethics Committee is to ensure that the use of animals is justified, provides for the welfare of those animals and incorporates the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.

What is expected of consumers and community members?

Review applications to use animals for research. Attend Animal Ethics Committee meetings 6 times a year to discuss applications and ensure that they meet the requirements of Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes 8th Edition 2013. 

What experience do consumers and community members need to have?

Category D members should be viewed by the wider community as bringing a completely independent view to the Animal Ethics Committee, and must not fit the requirements of any other category. Category D—a person not employed by or otherwise associated with the Telethon Kids Institute and who has never been involved in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities, either in their employment or beyond their undergraduate education.  

How long are you expected to be involved?

Term of Office is three years, with the opportunity for renewal for a further three year term


Where will meetings be held?

Telethon Kids Institute, Subiaco