Reporting Concerns

Animal Health Emergencies: Call the emergency veterinary pager at 919-970-9410.

Animal Husbandry Emergencies: Call the husbandry supervisor pager at 919-970-7272. If there is no response call the veterinary emergency pager.

General Questions:

  • Division of Laboratory Animal Resources: 919-684-2797
  • IACUC Office of Animal Welfare Assurance: 919-668-6720

Animal Welfare or Compliance Concerns:  Any of the above contact numbers can be used to report an animal welfare concern. Additional reporting options include:

If this is an ongoing or immediate animal concern please ensure that you speak directly to an individual so that immediate action can take place.

You do not need to identify yourself to report a concern. Upon request, any identifying information from the original report will be kept confidential by the individual you are reporting to. Anonymous reports are a viable way to report concerns regarding the animal program. Regardless, if you choose to identify yourself, your identity will be kept in strictest confidence. 

Anonymity of phone calls can be assured by using a public phone, a calling card, or by disabling caller ID on the originating phone (contact your phone provider for details). Anonymous emails can be sent for free via a number of websites (use the search term “anonymous email” for examples).

Other Compliance Questions or Concerns

The Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance (OARC) provides additional resources for compliance-related questions and concerns. (919) 613-7630

There are three external hotlines available providing a toll-free, anonymous reporting service for potential concerns. They are:

  • Duke Health Integrity Line (800) 826-8109
  • Duke University Compliance and Fraud hotline (800) 849-9793
  • HIPAA Privacy Line (800) 688-1867

The non-retaliation and non-retribution policy are contained in the Duke University’s Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for the University and the Duke Integrity in Action for Duke Health. These documents are both located at:

Confidentiality of individuals reporting violations of laws, rules or policies will be maintained to the extent practicable, and individuals reporting violations in good faith will be protected from retaliation.

For more information please refer to the:

IACUC Notification Policy

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