UB and its researchers are committed to the humane and responsible treatment of animals. However situations may arise that need to be addressed and we appreciate your assistance in helping us maintain high standards.
The law requires the university’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to investigate suspected animal abuse or mistreatment. Please note the process for reporting problems.
If you observe or suspect animal abuse, mistreatment or non-compliance with federal, state or local regulations or non-compliance with an approved protocol, please report the incident. The IACUC will investigate and evaluate concerns raised by anyone regarding the care and use of animals at the university.
The Animal Welfare Act says that no facility employee, committee member or laboratory personnel shall be discriminated against or be subject to reprisal for reporting violations of regulations or standards.
If an emergency exists, please contact the laboratory animal facility director immediately.
Review additional live-animal research and care policies and resources.
Many federal and institutional compliance regulations require training, both in person and/or online, often before you are allowed to begin your research.