The Committee on Animal Care solicits feedback

The Committee on Animal Care (CAC) and the vice president for research welcome any information which would aid our efforts to assure the humane care of research animals used at MIT, the Whitehead Institute, and the Broad Institute.

Established to ensure that MIT researchers working with animals comply with federal, state, local and institutional regulations on animal care, the CAC inspects animals, animal facilities, and laboratories, and reviews all research and teaching exercises that involve animals before experiments are performed.

If you have concerns about animal welfare, please contact the CAC by calling 617-253-9436, or sending your concern in writing to the CAC Office (Room 16-408), or emailing us at You may also contact the vice president for research at 617-253-3206 or  The issue will be forwarded to the chair of the CAC and the attending veterinarian. 

All concerns about animal welfare will remain confidential; the identity of individuals who contact the CAC with concerns will be treated as confidential and individuals will be protected against reprisal. The Committee on Animal Care will report its findings to the vice president for research, the director of comparative medicine, the individual who reported the concern, and oversight agencies as applicable. 

Topics: Animals, Faculty, Staff, Research, MIT Administration


Kudos and appreciation, MIT, for taking this step toward improved animal handling. It reflects well on your institution. Thank you from an animal welfare advocate!

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