Office of Animal Welfare

Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns

Process for Reporting Concerns About Care & Use of Animals

The University of Washington investigates any allegations of suspected misuse of animals or deficiencies regarding the care and use of research or teaching animals.

An individual reporting a suspected deficiency need not identify him/herself to make a report. Additionally, UW policy and Washington State law protect employees from reprisal or retaliatory action for reporting concerns.

To make a report or discuss a concern or perceived problem, please use one of the contact options provided below.

Office of Animal Welfare
Box 357160
Seattle, WA  98195

UW Compliance Line

​The reported deficiency or problem will be investigated and reported to the UW IACUC.​​​​

Individuals who reported concerns anonymously can view IACUC meeting minutes on this website in order to see the results and maintain their anonymity.​