Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University

Animal Research Concerns

The Ohio State University is strongly committed to the humane care and use of animals. All animals owned or used at The Ohio State University for research, testing, or teaching will receive proper care and will be used humanely in accordance with Public Health Services Policy, the Animal Welfare Act and IACUC procedures and guidelines.

Anonymous Reports

  • No adverse action will be taken against anyone making a report
  • You are not required to give your name

Any person who witnesses or suspects abuse of animals at The Ohio State University is encouraged to report their concerns.

Contact Methods


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

OSU Institutional Attending Veterinarian

Anonymous Reporting Line



Anonymous Reporting Line

Written Correspondence

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
1960 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1063

You may provide the information anonymously and, to the extent that it is possible, the university will preserve your anonymity. It is helpful to have as much information as possible in order to conduct a thorough investigation.  For further information please see the IACUC policies and procedures for Investigating Concerns Involving Animal Care and Use.  For information regarding the university’s anonymous reporting line see the Office of Human Resources Whistleblower Policy 1.40.