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Committee solicits comments on animal care

The chairman of the Committee on Animal Care and Alice Gast, the vice president for research and associate provost, are soliciting any information that 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 Gast at x3-1403.

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 associate provost.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 13, 2002.

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