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Standard Operating Procedures

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. 

 Status  Version 
Approval date Expiry Date  SOP details 
 Approved  0.0  30 May 2019  30 May 2022   WL001 Native Wildlife targeted survey – sand plot 
 Approved  0.0  17 December 2020   17 December 2023   WL002 Pipe Trapping 
 Approved  0.0  17 December 2020  17 December 2023   WL003 Photographing small vertebrates
 Approved  0.0  17 December 2020  17 December 2023   WL004 Ear notching (small mammals)
 Approved  0.0  17 December 2020  17 December 2023  WL005 Removing amphibians from pitfall traps
 Approved  0.0  17 December 2020  17 December 2023  WL006 Removing small reptiles from pitfall traps
 Approved  0.0  17 December 2020  17 December 2023  WL007 Removing small mammals from pitfall traps 
 Approved  0.0  15 April 2021   15 April 2024  WL008 Pouch checking small female marsupials
 Approved  0.0  17 December 2020  17December 2023  WL009 Microchipping cane toads 
 Approved  0.0   17 December 2020  17 December 2023  WL010 Handling cane toads 
 Approved  0.0  17 December 2020  17 December 2023  WL011 Euthanasia of cane toads 
 Approved  0.0  17 December 2020  17 December 2023  WL012 Dry pitfall trapping for vertebrates 
 Approved  0.0  29 April 2021  29 April 2024  WL013 Development of the Mata Hari Judas female 
 Approved  0.0   29 April 2021  29 April 2024  WL014 Use of the Vennel by a Mata Hari Judas female 
 Approved  0.0  20 July 2021   21 July 2024  WL015 Euthanasia of small mammals
 Approved  0.0  5 July 2021  5  July 2024  WL016 Development of the Mata Hari Judas queen 
 Approved   0.0  5 July 2021  5 July 2024  WL017 Use of the Vennel by a Mata Hari Judas queen
 Approved  0.0   5 July 2021  5 July 2024  WL018 Fitting GPS tracking collars to feral cats
 Approved  0.0  3 November 2021  3 November 2024   WL019 The use of box and cage traps 
 Approved  0.0  3 November 2021  3 November 2024  WL020 The use of camera traps  
 Approved  0.0  3 November 2021  3 November 2024  WL021 Spotlighting of wildlife 
 Approved  0.0  18 November 2021 18 November 2024  WL022 Microchipping of mammals
 Approved  0.0   3 November 2021  3 November 2024  WL023 Temporary marking of animals 
 Approved  0.0  2 June 2021  2 June 2024  RMT005 Baited camera station survey 
 Approved  0.0   9 June 2021  9 June 2024  RMT006 GPS tagging & release of rehabilitated eagles
 Approved  0.0  17 May 2021  17 May 2024   RMT008 Recovery of GPS tags from injury individuals and cadavers (raptors)