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:
- Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) at the NIH Office of Extramural Research
- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Lab Animal Information, Ideas, Methods & Materials for the Animal Research Professional
- Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC)
- National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR)
- Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)
- Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
- Methods and Welfare Considerations in Behavioral Research with Animals
- Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching - New 2010
Additional Resource Links
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.
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