NAEAC publications

NAEAC has published a range of guidelines to help animal ethics committees and those using animals for research, testing and teaching.

The Animal Welfare Act 1999 was amended in 2015, and as of 1 January 2018, the definition of ‘manipulation’ is expanding to include:

  • Killing an animal for the purpose of performing RTT on that animal’s body or tissues; and
  • Breeding or production of an animal using any breeding technique (including genetic modification) that may result in the birth or production of an animal that is more susceptible to, or at a greater risk of, pain or distress during its life as a result of the breeding or production.

These amendments came into force after these publications were drafted. These publications may not reflect the amendments.

Guidelines

Good Practice Guide for the use of animals in research, testing and teaching

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Guidance

Guide for Lay Members of Animal Ethics Committees 2007 Lay Members

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Guidance

Guide to the Preparation of Codes of Ethical Conduct

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Guidance

Guidelines for the Welfare of Livestock from which Blood is Harvested for Commercial and Research Purposes

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Guidance

Statistics

Animal Use Statistics – Guidance for Completing Statistical Returns

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Guidance

Occasional papers

NAEAC also publishes occasional papers on topics of interest to the public and those involved in research, testing and teaching.

Paper 10 (February 2014): How to improve housing conditions of laboratory animals: The possibilities of environmental refinement

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Paper 1 (September 2008): Underreporting of the Three Rs deployment that occurs during the planning of protocols that precedes their submission to animal ethics committees

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Paper 3 (October 2009): Regulation of animal use in research, testing and teaching: Comparison of New Zealand and European legislation

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Paper 5 (October 2010): Monitoring methods for animal ethics committee

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Paper 6 (March 2011): Planning for refinement and reduction

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Paper 7 (April 2011): Avoiding duplication of research involving animals

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Paper 8 (August 2012): Research on Vertebrate Pesticides and Traps: Do Wild Animals Benefit?

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Paper 9 (August 2012): Ensuring regulatory compliance in the use of animals in science in New Zealand – the review process

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Paper 4 (October 2009): Compliance monitoring: The University of Auckland approach

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Paper 12 (October 2015): The blind leading the blind: animal facility staff and researchers working together to reduce bias in animal research

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Paper 11 (September 2015): Use of animals in the registration of veterinary medicine products in New Zealand

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Paper 13 (February 2017): Animal models and drug discovery: How can we improve the outcome?

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