As required under Section 2.4.34 of the Code, Chief Investigators must submit the following reports for research projects involving the use of animals:

Mandatory Annual Reports at the University of Queensland

Investigators that use animals for research and teaching purposes are required to submit a Mandatory Annual Report every year for each Animal Ethics Committee project approval. The Mandatory Annual Report requests information on the use of animals between 1 January and 31 December of the reporting year. Submission of Mandatory Annual Reports serves several purposes.

  1. Submission of annual reports to state Regulators is a requirement under the Queensland Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 as well as with the relevant Acts in other States. The Animal Ethics Unit reports animal use at The University of Queensland to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and other State Regulators, on behalf of investigators. The Mandatory Annual Report form allows investigators to provide the information that is needed to create reports for the Regulators.
  2. It is a requirement under the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (the Code) that an annual report for each approved project is submitted to the Animal Ethics Committee, regardless of the duration of approval for the project (Clause 2.4.34 (i.))

Completion Report

Each Animal Ethics Approval must be formally finalised at its conclusion. It is a requirement under the Code that investigators submit a final report to the AEC as soon as practicable after the project is completed (Clause 2.4.34).

Mandatory Annual Report/Completion Report Forms

Completion of both of these reports is via the same online webform.

  1. Use the following link to go to the UQ Research and Innovation Online Forms webpage:
  2. Login using your UQ username and password.

Adverse Event Report. Please refer to the Adverse Events page for information regarding reporting of adverse events.

Hard copy submission of these documents is no longer required. Complete forms should be hand signed, scanned, and forwarded to the relevant committee via email. For further information, please see the Animal Ethics Website.


At UQ the following reports are submitted on behalf of the UQ investigators as follows:

  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Mandatory Annual Report of Animal Usage
  • National Health & Medical Research Council Statement of Compliance
  • Queensland Biosecurity Pest Species Report
  • Annual reports to relevant interstate regulators where UQ staff and/or students undertake hands-on animal work interstate

Reporting section

Animal Ethics Reporting FAQ

Frequently asked questions about reporting requirements for Animal Ethics approvals