Animal Welfare Concern Reporting (Whistleblower Policy)
“No facility employee, committee member, or laboratory personnel shall be discriminated against or subject to any reprisal for reporting violations.” - Animal Welfare Act
In compliance with the Animal Welfare Act, the Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) will accept any complaint regarding inappropriate care, misuse and/or abuse of animals at this institution and refer the complaint to the IACUC for review.
To file a complaint:
- Submit a written report of the alleged violation to the Chairperson of the IACUC
- The report should include a factual description of date, time, location, animal species, numbers and identifications of animals, personnel involved, and any other relevant details
The complainant’s identity will be kept confidential.
Anonymous reports are also accepted if sufficient detail is provided to allow adequate investigation of the allegations.
To ensure the confidentiality of all reports and the integrity of our compliance efforts, our hotline is provided by EthicsPoint, an independent service provider now utilized by many colleges and universities across the country. You may reach the compliance hotline in any of the following ways: