A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a details description of a standardised procedure or process.
The USQ AEC allows for SOPs relating to the care and use of animals to be submitted for review. Researchers can reference USQ AEC approved SOPs in an application negating the need to describe a procedure.
An SOP is required to be reviewed by the USQ AEC within three years of the last approval date. If approval for SOP lapses, the SOP is suspended and any projects using the SOP will also be suspended until the SOP is reviewed and approved by the USQ AEC.