Reporting Animal Concerns

Concern for the welfare of animals used in research and teaching is the responsibility of all members of the University community. The University of Connecticut is committed to complying with all animal welfare regulations governing animals used in research and teaching. If you have concerns about animal welfare or non-compliance, please communicate them to the Attending Veterinarian, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or Research Compliance Services (RCS). Non-compliant incidents of a serious nature (those which harm animals or threaten their health) should be reported immediately. Your anonymity will be protected; however, providing your contact information will allow us to contact you if we need additional information. The Animal Welfare Act protects the rights of individuals reporting animal welfare concerns and prohibits discrimination or reprisal for reporting violations of regulations or standards.

You may contact the Attending Veterinarian at: Phone: 860-486-8882, e-mail:

The IACUC Chairperson at: Phone: 860-486-9031

RCS at: Phone: 860-486-2459, e-mail:

Concerns can also be reported anonymously through the REPORTLINE by calling a toll-free number at (888) 685-2637 or via the REPORTLINE website. The REPORTLINE is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year operated by a private (non-UConn) company. You may contact the hotline to report a concern without giving your name. You will be able to re-contact the REPORTLINE to track your report to provide further information at a later date or to obtain general updates about the status of your concern.

The University welcomes and encourages good-faith reporting. As such, individuals who submit a report or participate in a compliance investigation in good faith are provided protection from retaliation per the University’s Non-Retaliation Policy.

Additional information on reporting concerns can be found at the Office of University Compliance website.


Approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee on October 24, 2018.