Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Animal Care Program works closely with Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORRA) to ensure regulatory compliance in the care and use of laboratory animals.   Animal research projects are supported by the IACUC, a safety program under the direction of Rutgers Environmental and Health Safety (REHS), and a comprehensive program for occupational health and services for animal workers.  Researchers can visit Rutgers Office of Regulatory Affairs for protocol submissions and all other research related guidelines and policies. 

Federal Rules, Regulations and Rutgers IACUC Policies can you found here: IACUC Rutgers Policies, Federal Policies and Guidance Materials


Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns

Rutgers University is committed to the humane care and use of all animals used for teaching and research. If you see or know of activities which you believe constitute inappropriate animal care or use, you are encouraged to report such activities. Inappropriate care and use may include inhumane treatment, neglect, unapproved procedures, etc.

You can report your concerns to the individuals or the hotline below, confidentially (i.e., your name will be known, but will be kept in confidence) or anonymously (i.e., no one will know who you are, including the University. This may, however, mean that it will not be possible for the University to respond to you). You should note that various laws and University policies protect you from retribution by others for reporting such concerns.

You are encouraged to first speak directly to the people involved in the research (supervisor, principal investigator, technician, etc.). If for any reason you do not wish to speak to the people involved with the research, it is still appropriate to pursue the question within the University.

All reports remain confidential and are thoroughly investigated regardless of method of reporting.

Anonymous reports are accepted – please provide enough detail to allow adequate investigation of the allegations.

Concerns about animal care and use may be reported to any of the following:

Email: ​animalconcerns@rutgers.edu

Phone: Comparative Medicine Resources Office: 848-445-4168                                       
             IACUC Manager: 848-932-4012