Meeting dates and closing dates for submission for 2019
All submissions to the AEC (including new applications, requests for amendment/addition of new personnel, progress and final reports, etc.) must be received a minimum of 2 and a half weeks prior to the meeting (i.e. on or before the Closing Dates for submissions). This is essential to allow sufficient time for processing and thorough review of submissions by the AEC prior to meetings. It also provides opportunity for applicants to clarify queries the Committee may have regarding their submission.
|Closing Dates for Submissions||Meeting Dates|
|Monday 21 January 2019||Thursday 14 February 2019|
|Monday 18 February 2019||Thursday 14 March 2019**|
|Monday 18 March 2019||Thursday 11 April 2019|
|Tuesday 15 April 2019||Thursday 16 May 2019**|
|Monday 20 May 2019||Thursday 13 June 2019|
|Monday 17 June 2019||Thursday 18 July 2019**|
|Monday 22 July 2019||Thursday 15 August 2019|
|Monday 19 August 2019||Thursday 19 September 2019**|
|Monday 23 September 2019||Thursday 17 October 2019**|
|Monday 21 October 2019||Thursday 14 November 2019|
|Monday 18 November 2019||Thursday 12 December 2019|
**An inspection of animal facilities will be held on the day of the AEC meeting on the dates highlighted above (unless otherwise stated). It is a requirement under the NHMRC - Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes 8th Edition 2013 that inspections of facilities used for animal research, housing and teaching are carried out on a regular basis (See The Code). Under the Macquarie University AEC Terms of Reference the AEC will carry out facility inspections twice per year, if possible.
Please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com if you have any questions or require assistance. Researchers are highly encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss potential deadline issues and work out a solution prior to the expiry of any Animal Research Authority.