This form must be used to report any adverse event or unanticipated problem affecting animal welfare, all animal deaths and euthanasia due to animals found sick or in distress as well as Animal Ethics Committee authorized protocol deviations or violations.
This report must be submitted immediately following telephone contact with the UCT FHS Animal Welfare Manager or the UCT FHS Designated Veterinarian. Should an incident occur outside of UCT working hours, on week ends or public holidays, the UCT Veterinary Scientific Services emergency on call Veterinarian or Para-veterinarian must be contacted. All contact details are available by following this link: http://www.caresa.uct.ac.za/
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact the Whistle-blowing hotline either via firstname.lastname@example.org or dial the 24-hour hotline at 0800 650 000.
For more information, kindly refer to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for reporting alleged irregularities, adverse events and unanticipated problems in the use of animals for scientific purposes which can be found on the FHS AEC website ( http://www.health.uct.ac.za/fhs/research/animalethics ).