Animals that are used in research and teaching at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) are covered by our Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), overseeing all aspects of animal care and use. The IACUC is designed to assure that it is in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act regulations and Public Health Service (PHS) Policy. OHSU has an approved PHS Assurance that describes the conduct of our animal care and use program. OHSU also maintains accreditation of our program by the private Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International. Our overarching goals are to assure that laboratory animals at OHSU receive the highest quality care and to protect the health of people who work with and around animals at OHSU. We believe that excellence in research and teaching requires excellence in our animal care and use program.
Reporting animal welfare concerns
Anyone with a concern related to animal welfare at OHSU may use the Integrity Hotline to report an issue. This will not jeopardize your employment and concerns can be reported confidentially and anonymously.