Committee solicits information or concerns about animal care on campus


Vice President for Research and Dean for Graduate Education David Litster and the chairman of the Committee on Animal Care are once again soliciting any information which would aid MIT's effort to maintain the humane care of animals used in research.

MIT's Committee on Animal Care was established to ensure that all MIT researchers working with animals comply with federal, state, local and institutional regulations on animal care. To that end, the committee inspects animals, animal facilities and laboratories, and reviews all research and teaching exercises which involve animals before experiments are performed.

If you have information about inadequate animal care or treatment or any information that would help the Committee on Animal Care fulfill its responsibilities, please call x3-9436 or call Professor Litster at x3-6801.

All concerns about animal care will be handled confidentially and will be investigated by the committee. The panel will report its findings to anyone who has such concerns, as well as to the vice president for research and dean for graduate education.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 26, 2001.


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