Animal Welfare Concerns

Reporting Animal Concerns or Incidents of Non-compliance

All members of the research community have a responsibility to be concerned about animal welfare issues. This is especially true for the staff of the UR Animal Resource and the University Committee on Animal Resources (UCAR). There is a mechanism whereby anyone can report animal welfare concerns or incidents of noncompliance with University or regulatory policies. Noncompliant incidents of a serious nature, i.e., those that cause physical harm or threaten the health status of animal(s) must be reported immediately to the Animal Resource Office. Less urgent matters can be reported via the Animal Concerns or Non-compliance Report Form. Providing a name on this form is optional. At any time, UCAR members or staff, DLAM veterinarians and Vivarium supervisors can be approached with any concerns regarding animal welfare.

You may contact the Animal Resource Office at 275-2651, the UCAR Office at 275-1693, the UCAR Hotline at 275-2055 or the URMC Integrity Hotline at 585-756-8888.


Animal Welfare Links

For more information on animal welfare, try these links:

Additional Resource Links

PHS Tutorial
Designed for new animal care and use committee members, institutional administrators, investigators, animal care personnel, veterinarians, or others who are interested in learning about the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

How to Write an Application Involving Research Animals
Explains procedures for writing an application and then applying for and maintaining an NIH grant application for research that uses animals.

Living Proof
Created specifically for men and women 55 and older, Living Proof is a national public awareness campaign designed to build understanding of the process and the promise of biomedical research. Through compelling personal stories, Living Proof presents a vibrant history of the impact biomedical research has made in our lives.

Updated 1/6/2010