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Recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the scientific use of animals

If you use animals for scientific purposes, you must keep records and provide reports of your animal use, as required by the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (ACPA) and the Australian code for the use of animals for scientific purposes (scientific use code).

The records you are required to keep depend on your responsibilities and the type of animal use involved.

This guide explains the recordkeeping and reporting responsibilities of investigators, scientists, teachers and animal facility managers involved in the use of animals for scientific purposes.