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.
Dates for courses in 2015 are:
- Semester 1: 26-27 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.
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:
- Code of practice
- Animal Ethics Committees
- The three Rs
- Animal research review panel
- Useful links
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: