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Report concerns on animal care

Vice President for Research and Associate Provost Alice Gast and the chairman of MIT's Committee on Animal Care (CAC) are once again soliciting any information which would aid MIT's effort to maintain the humane care of animals used in research.

The 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 committee fulfill its responsibilities, contact the committee at 253-9436, or call Gast at 253-1403.

All concerns about animal care will be handled confidentially and will be investigated by the committee. The group 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 25, 2002.

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