Annual Returns for Animal Ethics Each year NSW Agriculture collects data on animal use and Animal Ethics Committee activities from the supervising Animal Ethics Committee. The information relates to teaching and research activities conducted in NSW during the calendar year from 1st January to 31st December. NSW Agriculture has revised its method of collecting data and the change will result in the production of more useful information on the impact of teaching and research on the welfare of animals. Form L(d) (columns 3-8) are to be completed by each researcher in January and submitted to the Executive Officer for forwarding onto NSW Agriculture on behalf of the supervising institutional ACEC. Please contact the Executive Officer for assistance.