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Whistleblower Policy

Reporting Violations or Abuse (Whistleblower Policy)

Any individual observing or having knowledge of a violation of Federal regulations or University Policy regarding the care or use of vertebrate animals or observes or has knowledge of mistreatment of a research animal should report this information in writing to the Chair of the UAWC ( or by phone to the NYU Compliance Line at 1-877-360-7626. Written complaints should be directed to the UAWC Administrator, Mail Code 7311. While anonymous reports will be accepted, it is preferred that the informant be identified so he/she may be contacted in the event additional information is required. All complaints made in good faith will be promptly addressed and resolved by the University Animal Welfare Committee. No action or reprisal may be taken against any individual as a result of any such complaint made in good faith.

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