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Reporting an Unanticipated Event or Noncompliance

If you have an unexpected event that potentially increases the risk profile of the study or otherwise affects the welfare of the animals or the research personnel, then you should self-report this to the IACUC. Unanticipated problems that are serious (e.g., increases pain and distress, mortality, or morbidity to animals beyond that originally described in the protocol) should be reported within 7 days of learning of the event. If it is an emergency, please contact the Veterinarian as soon as possible. Other unanticipated problems should be reported within 14 days of learning of the event.

In addition, any deviation from the approved protocol, no matter how small, must be reported to the IACUC using the same timeline as above. If the reported deviation is a permanent change, it must be accompanied by an amendment request form.

If you need to report an unanticipated problem or an event of noncompliance, please complete the forms below and any other requested items and submit to per the submission instructions.


  • Unanticipated Event, Noncompliance Form, Animals
  • Signature and Assurance Form, Animals

Also attach, if applicable:

  • Amendment Form, Animals
  • Inactivation Form, Animals