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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 call the CAC at 617-253-9436 or send your concern to the CAC office (Room 16-408) or You may also contact the Vice President for Research, Maria Zuber, at 617-253-3206 or The issue will be forwarded to the CAC Chair and the Attending Veterinarian.

All concerns about animal welfare will remain confidential; you can choose to remain anonymous and will be protected against reprisal. The CAC will report its findings to the vice president for research, the director of the Division of Comparative Medicine, and the individual that reported the concern.

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