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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