Examples of Reportable Situations as Defined by the Office of Laboratory Welfare (OLAW)
Procedures on animals deviate from those described in the protocol (note: to make changes to your protocol, you must submit an amendment form).
Conduct of animal-related activities without appropriate IACUC review and approval
Protocol approval lapses (note: you will receive monthly reminders from the IACUC beginning 120 days before protocol expiration). Every year you will be required to submit an Annual Review Form and every 3 years, a new protocol submission is needed.
Personnel begin working with animals prior to completing required training, or have not been added to a protocol. You can add personnel to your protocol via the Personnel Addition Form (PAF).
Animals are taken from housing areas to use sites that are not listed in the protocol.
Animals are maintained in a use area > 12 hours without approval from the IACUC or without following the correct procedures.
Conditions that jeopardize the health or well-being of animals, including natural disasters, accidents, and mechanical failures, resulting in actual harm or death to animals