Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns

The responsible use of animals is an essential part of the research, education, and service missions of the University of South Alabama. The University community ensures these animals are used and cared for humanely. Suppose you observe or are informed about inhumane or inappropriate care or use of an animal at the University. In that case, you should report the problem to the University so that action can be taken.

You may address your concerns to one of the following persons:

  1. Jon Audia, Ph.D., Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
    (251) 460-6929. Email
  2. Danielle Miller, IACUC/IBC Administrator
    (251) 341-4913. Email
  3. Dusty Layton, MPA, Executive Director, Research Compliance Assurance
    (251) 460-6625. Email
  4. Michele Schuler, DVM, Ph.D., Director, University Biological Resources
    (251) 460-6239. After Hours: (251) 654-1102. Email
  5. Lynne U. Chronister, MPA, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
    (251) 460-6333. Email

Although it is preferred that those reporting problems identify themselves, it is not necessary. Anonymous reports are investigated.

(Approved by the University of South Alabama Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, April 18, 2002)

Use the USA Ethics and Compliance Hotline

You can report any suspected offenses of fraud, theft, waste, abuse, or violations of University policies and/or State or Federal laws via the University of South Alabama Ethics and Compliance Hotline hosted by a third-party hotline provider, EthicsPoint.

To report a concern, please click here or call 1-844-666-3599.

The information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose. You have our guarantee that your comments will be heard.

As per the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th edition, the concerned/reporting party is protected from discrimination and reprisals.