Research, testing, and teaching organisations (RTTOs)
Find out what you need to do if your organisation regularly carries out research, testing, or teaching with agricultural compounds or veterinary medicines (ACVMs).
Authorisation to use ACVMs
If your organisation regularly researches, tests, or teaches with ACVMs, you can get authorisation through either:
- approval of an operating plan (a document that describes the types of activities that you'll be carrying out, and how you'll control them), or
- individual authorisations for every ACVM product you use.
Your organisation may need an approved operating plan for ACVMs if:
- you are using ACVMs under the regulatory exemption for research, testing, or teaching
- non-veterinarians in your organisation use, buy or dispense veterinary medicines.
Get an operating plan approved
A template is available to help you develop your operating plan.
Send your operating plan and a completed application form to the address on the form for MPI approval.
- Download an application form [DOC, 431 KB]
Tell us if anything goes wrong
Let us know if you have an adverse event when using an agricultural compound such as:
- side effects
- animal safety issues
- not working
- interaction with other products.
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