Introduction to animal research: welfare and ethics course

The University runs this course twice a year. It focuses on the ethical and legal aspects of animal research.

Note that no animals are used in this course.

Who should attend

This course is compulsory for new animal researchers and is highly recommended for experienced animal researchers who are new to the University. All researchers using, or planning to use animals are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Course dates

Dates for courses in 2015 are:

  • Semester 1: 26-28 February
  • Semester 2: TBA


Registration for 2015 courses will open in early 2015. To be notified of the next ITAR course, please email


There is a fee of $225.00 (GST inclusive) for all participants not affiliated with the University of Sydney.

Pre-requisite reading

Before you attend the course you must access the Animal Ethics Infolink website. It will be assumed that you have read the following single page summaries:

You are not required to have accessed the links and other detailed information.


There will be a 'closed book' assessment at the end of the course covering all content presented in the course. A certificate of completion will be issued to attendees who pass the assessment.


If you need any further information please contact:

Animal Ethics