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Report concerns on animal care

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 (CAC) 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 CAC 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 CAC fulfill its responsibilities, please contact the CAC at x3-9436 or call Professor Litster at x3-6801.

All concerns about animal care will be handled confidentially and will be investigated by the CAC. The committee 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 the September 15, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 44, Number 5).

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