Reporting Concerns

Reporting ConcernsAll animals at Northwestern University must be handled, housed, treated, cared for, and transported in a humane and ethical manner in accordance with all regulations and university policies. Any person having reason to question the treatment of animals at Northwestern is encouraged to report incidents involving perceived non-compliance without fear of retaliation. Please see the University’s policy on Reporting and Investigating Suspected Noncompliance in Animal Research for further guidance.

The Animal Health and Reporting Animal Concerns document should be prominently posted in all approved animal use spaces.

Please contact the Office for Research at the anonymous number 847-467-ACUC. No threat or reprisal will be made against anyone reporting perceived mistreatment or non-compliance.

  • All complaints and documentation will be brought to the attention of the IACUC.
  • If warranted, the concern will be discussed by the IACUC and appropriate measures taken. At the discretion of the IACUC, violations and recommendations for subsequent action will be forwarded to the vice president for research and, if warranted, to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).

CONCERNS REGARDING
HUMANE/ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

Anonymous Reporting Line
847-467-ACUC (2282)
OR
Go online to ethicspoint.com

CCM Attending Veterinarian
Lisa Forman 312-908-6429

IACUC Chair
CJ Heckman 312-503-2164

IACUC Office Director
312-503-0109

ANIMAL HEALTH (VETERINARY) OR FACILITY EMERGENCIES

Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm
Call
312-908-8259 (Chicago)
847-467-6215 (Evanston)
773-755-6343 (SMCRI)

After hours and weekends
Call 312-908-8257 to be connected to the CCM answering service

HUMAN MEDICAL  EMERGENCIES

ALWAYS CALL 911

SECURITY
EMERGENCIES

Chicago Campus Police
312-503-3456

Evanston Campus Police
847-491-3456

SMCRI Security (Halsted)
312-227-4222

Non Emergency Report of Concerning Behavior

Behavior Consultation Team
847-467-5375