Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns

Report an Animal Welfare Concern

The IACUC is responsible for ensuring that all animals used in research and teaching programs are treated in accordance with all applicable government regulations and institutional policies. Should you have a concern regarding the care or treatment of animals used in research or teaching activities at UNC Charlotte, please submit a report using one of the following mechanisms:

Please be prepared to share the following information:

  • Incident description
  • Date and time of the incident
  • Location of the incident (building name and room number and/or name of the principal investigator overseeing the lab space)
  • Did you witness the incident yourself?
  • Have you reported this incident to anyone else? If so, to whom and when? What action was taken?
  • Optional: Your name and contact information

The USDA Animal Welfare Regulations and North Carolina law provide specific protection for employees, IACUC members, or laboratory personnel against discrimination or other reprisals for reporting violations of the Animal Welfare Act (whistleblower protection).