Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns

Long Island University promotes the highest standards of animal care and use and is committed to the humane and responsible treatment of all animals being used for research, testing, or education. The University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is required by law to investigate reports of suspected animal abuse or mistreatment. If you observe or suspect animal abuse, mistreatment, or non-compliance with federal, state, or local regulations or non-compliance with an approved protocol, please report the incident. The IACUC will investigate and evaluate concerns raised by anyone regarding the care and use of animals at the University.

Animal Welfare concerns may be reported to:

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
211 Bush Brown Hall
700 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548
Phone: 516-299-3591
Post-iacuc@liu.edu or Brooklyn-iacuc@liu.edu

Office of Sponsored Projects
200 Bush Brown Hall
700 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548
Phone: 516-299-2523

In order to fully investigate your concern, please include as much information as possible surrounding the event such as: description of the incident, date and approximate time, location where incident occurred, names of individuals involved, and the animal protocol number. It is helpful if you provide your name and contact information in case the IACUC has further questions. However, you may make your complaint anonymously if you choose. Your complaint—whether made anonymously or not—will be dealt with confidentially to the extent reasonably possible.

NOTE: The Federal Animal Welfare Act prohibits the discrimination or reprisal against any person reporting a violation of animal welfare regulations or standards. The Animal Welfare Act Regulations provide that “No facility employee, Committee member, or laboratory personnel shall be discriminated against or be subject to any reprisal for reporting violations of any regulations or standards under the Act.” (9 CFR § 2.32(c)(4)).

Long Island University also prohibits discrimination or retaliation against individuals who, in good faith, report concerns. The LIU Whistleblower Policy can be found here.