Reporting a Concern

Dartmouth College promotes the highest standards of animal care and use, and expects all individuals privileged to use animals for their research, testing, training or teaching to treat them humanely and with the utmost respect for their psychological and physical health and well-being. Additional information on Dartmouth College's policies can be found here.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) of Dartmouth College is required by law to investigate all reports of suspected animal abuse or mistreatment. If you observe, or even suspect animal abuse or non-compliance with any laws, regulations, guidelines or policies; you should report it to institutional officials.

Note that under the Federal Animal Welfare Act (Regulations), discrimination or reprisals against any person reporting a violation is strictly prohibited e.g. you are protected by federal law as a “whistle blower” and by Dartmouth College policy.

Any concerns can be reported to the CCMR Director, IACUC Chair or to the Attending Veterinarian. Additionally, confidential concerns can be reported online by selecting the "report a concern" tab and completing the form at the bottom of the page.