Animal Care or Use Concerns

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How to report concerns about animal use in research, teaching, or testing.

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Austin that the best possible care be given to ALL animals used for research, teaching, and testing.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is obligated to investigate concerns regarding the care and treatment of animals used in research, teaching, or testing at The University of Texas at Austin.

Concerns about animal care and use should be reported to one of the following:

Attending Veterinarian
512-471-2392 or gotto@austin.utexas.edu

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
512-471-8871 or iacuc@austin.utexas.edu

University Compliance Services
Report anonymously at www.reportlineweb.com/utaustin, or anonymously by telephone at (877) 507-7321

Individual(s) reporting concerns do not have to identify themselves, and the University will, to the maximum extent possible, protect the privacy of those who report concerns. The policy of the University is to prohibit unlawful retaliation against employees as a consequence of good faith actions in the reporting of, or the participation in an investigation pertaining to, allegations of wrongdoing.

Questions about animal bites, scratches, other exposures or allergies? Work-related injuries? Recombinant DNA (rDNA) exposure or biohazard risks?

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Questions about drug/chemical storage and/or disposal? Spills, splashes, lab accidents? Controlled substances? Sharps? Biohazards? Carcass disposal?

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