Any individual who has concerns related to the welfare of animals at Northern Kentucky University is encouraged to contact the Office of Research, Grants and Contracts (859-572-5136) or Anita Southwick, Manager of Research Compliance (859-572-5168).
Raising such concerns is a service to the University and does not, in itself, jeopardize employment.
Northern Kentucky University and Animal Welfare Regulations prohibit retaliation of any kind against a person who, acting in good faith, reports a concern or a suspected violation of animal care and use regulations or standards.
University policy and federal law requires review and approval of proposed activities related to the human care and use of animals by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
IACUC approval must be obtained before initiating any research, testing or instructional projects involving the use of live vertebrate animals.
Before a person can touch, work with or have access to animal facilities, he/she must first be listed on an approved animal protocol or on an approved amended animal protocol.
IACUC review and approval is required for:
IACUC review and approval is not required for: