The CDU AEC meets eight times every year, and also undertakes a number of inspections of animal facilities and research projects. The AEC also undertakes a number of inspections of animal facilities. These facilities are in various locations; occasionally AEC members may be requested to attend inspections. In the event that AEC members are requested to attend a facility inspection, all costs will be covered by CDU.
As a member of the AEC, you should be prepared to devote about 10-12 hours per month to committee duties, including but not limited to attending AEC meetings; assessing new project applications, project reports, project notifications and amendment requests; project facility and site inspections; review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as well as any other animal welfare related matters. Membership of the AEC is a rewarding experience and members have the ability to contribute to furthering knowledge and improving animal welfare and the environment of the Northern Territory.
- must have a demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals
- must not be employed or associated with CDU or organisations using the CDU AEC
- must not currently be involved in animal research
- active membership or endorsement of an animal welfare organisation is desirable
- reasonable computer skills are essential, an ability and willingness to learn new computersystems is desired
- a basic understanding of science or agriculture would be of assistance, but is not essential.
- Veterinarians with specific animal welfare interest and experience may meet the requirements of this category.