Report Animal Concern

Category REPORTS
29 May 2017

        CRI is committed to the humane care and use of all research animals at the institute. It is the responsibility of each and every employee to report all observed cases or evidence of animal abuse or negligence immediately.  

The mechanisms for reporting concerns are posted in public areas, e.g. the daily sign in area for employees. 

  • M floor of LAC Building Entrance 
  • 2nd floor of LAC Building Entrance 
  • LAC Office at M floor of Biomedical Science Building 
  • G floor of Biomedical Science Building Entrance 

E-mail: [email protected] or Contact

The methods for reporting and investigating animal welfare concerns are as follow: 

Reports can be made without fear of retaliation. The reporting individual can submit anonymously via


Reports of animal welfare concerns (include a description of the animal health concern, the location and species involved, names of any parties involved or witnessing the activity in question, and protocol numbers or other pertinent information) can be e-mailed or delivered directly to the following persons from the post


Reports of animal welfare concerns can be given to the same individuals listed from the post, and should include the descriptions listed as report by writing

The IACUC chair will bring the issue to the IACUC. The results of all completed investigations will be reviewed by the IACUC

All persons involved will be informed of the purpose of the investigation and the manner in which it will be conducted

Those against whom the complaint is addressed will have an opportunity to explain their side of the issue

The results of the IACUC investigation will be available to all involved

The IACUC may recommend that the IO suspend a previously approved protocol after review of the matter at a convened meeting of a quorum of the IACUC and with the suspension vote by a majority of the quorum present


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